ENV 522a () / 2022-2023

Social Science Foundations for Environmental Managers

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2022: Tu, 4:00-5:20, Burke

The environmental social sciences shed light on how humans define, perceive, understand, manage and otherwise influence the environment. Insights into the cultural, institutional, political-economic, and historic drivers of human actions are needed to describe and understand human-environment interactions as well as to move towards long-lasting and flexible responses to socioenvironmental change. This basic knowledge course is designed to introduce students to a range of social science disciplines that are engaged in understanding the relationships between nature and society. Explicit focus will be in on how to mobilize the insights gained from  environmental social sciences for natural resource management.