NASA photo of deforestation in Tierras Bajas project, Bolivia, from ISS on April 16, 2001.
Science, Nature and Environment

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)