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環境社会学

Environmental Problems and Society
In this course, we examine linkage between human society and living environment as well as the social and the natural. Roughly following the text, An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, we seek a critical understanding of the sociological concepts of sustainability and environmental issues including concept of ‘damage,’ framework of victimizers/victims relationships, sociological imagination, environmental justice, and so on. Some of these concepts are originated in the Environmental Sociology in Japan. This course is, therefore, uniquely designed to learn the knowledge of the Environmental Sociology in general and Japanese aspects of the Environmental Sociology.
This course has three objectives below:
1. You will learn historical stages and various types of environmental issues from some case studies.
2. You will understand the theories and concepts of Environmental Sociology.
3. You will learn historical process of how the Environmental Sociology has been established.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
08D1417
FAS-DA4F17L3
環境社会学
森下 直紀
S1 S2
木曜4限
マイリストに追加
マイリストから削除
教室
駒場1号館 117教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
教養学部
授業計画
Week 1(11 April): Introduction: What is Environmental Sociology? Week 2(18 April): Sociological Imagination Week 3(25 April): Consumption and Materialism Week 4(2 May): no class Week 5(9 May): Population and Development Week 6(16 May): Nature Week 7(23 May): Climate change Week 8(30 May): Case Study: Fukushima Nuclear Pollution: Risks of Nuclear Power Plants. Week 9(6 June): Controversy on Energy: Nuclear v.s. Renewable Week 10(13 June): Analytical framework of victimizers/victims relationships: Socio-Economic Analysis of Minamata Disease Week 11(20 June): Case Study: Minamata Disease. Week 12(27 June): Case Study: Minamata Disease in Canada. Week 13(4 July): Proposal of Final Paper. Week 14(11 July): Overall Discussion.
授業の方法
This course is intended to be an occasion to read, to write, and to discuss. For preparation of attending each day of class, you are expected to read certain parts of the text and supplementary reading materials which will be provided in class. As for the writing part, you are expected to turn in both your reading note and final paper (more details in class).
成績評価方法
Your grade for this course will be based on the following: a reading note (30%), the final paper (40%), and class participation (30%).
教科書
Bell, Michael M. 2012. An Invitation to Environmental Sociology, 4th Ed. Calif: Pine Forge Press.
参考書
Lists of reference books and materials be informed in class.
履修上の注意
I will use different means to check attendance, including but not limited to pop quizzes at the beginning of class to test your mastery of readings assigned for the day, opinion surveys of the class.