Apr 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ES 106 - Environment and Society


This course is a social science based investigation of the complex relationship between humans and their environment. The emphasis will be on both the impact people have on the environment in relation to social, economic and political contexts but also how environmental scarcity shapes human interactions. Important concepts such as ecosystems, resource, sustainable development, carrying capacity, climate change adaptation/mitigation and economic utility will be introduced as well as an overview of political economy, institutions for environmental governance and issues of ecological economics economics.

Credits: 4