This course considers the ways that science and technology shape the relationship between humans and the environment.
This course considers the ways that science and technology shape the
relationship between humans and the environment.
We will examine a number of topical historical and contemporary cases and in
the process reflect on the role played by science and technology in how societies understand nature and the environment.
Themes to be dealt with include: science and cultural uses of natural resources; sociology of climate science; science, technology, and international development; science and public understandings of environmental debates; science, knowledge, and power; environmentalism.
We will approach these themes by studying various environmental topics and often reflecting on current events
This is a level 8 course with 20 credits.
Course organiser: Dr Lawrence Dritsas
Course secretary: Alex Dysart
There will be 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week in Semester 2
More information: Science, Nature and Environment (STIS08007)