RCSSCI 211 - Social Sciences and Environmental Problems
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to a range of social sciences (i.e., psychology, anthropology, sociology, communication/education, economics, and political science) and shows how insights from these sciences can help us understand and address environmental problems.

As a result of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify what makes the social sciences “sciences.”
  • Describe each of the six social sciences reviewed as part of the course [e.g., what questions they seek to answer and what methods they use].
  • Identify how the various social sciences are similar and different.
  • Explain how and why humans are causing or contributing to environmental problems, using specific insights from the social sciences.
  • Derive ideas for addressing these problems from the individual to societal levels based on insights from the social sciences.
  • It is also hoped that as a result of the course, students will:

  • Appreciate the need to apply insights from the social sciences, natural/physical sciences, and humanities to understand and address environmental problems.
  • Consider further study of the social sciences and/or the environment, potentially with the goal of pursuing a related career.
  • Improve in their professional skills (e.g., research, writing, presentation, groupwork/leadership).

  • RCSSCI 211 - Social Sciences and Environmental Problems
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    001 (LEC)
     
    25336
    Open
    5
     
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    TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
    002 (DIS)
    P
    25337
    Open
    1
     
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    Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
    003 (DIS)
    P
    25338
    Open
    4
     
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    F 8:00AM - 9:00AM
    004 (DIS)
    P
    25339
    Closed
    0
     
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    F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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