Environment And Society
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the relationship
that exists between man and the environment. Learners are equipped with
knowledge to appreciate the interactions and interdependence that exists
between man and the environment which is the source of the current increase in
local and global environmental issues and consequently they are able to develop
the necessary skills to overcome the impacts as a result of man’s interaction
with the environment.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
In-depth and analytical understanding of how humans’ interaction with the
environment affects it.
the different processes through which man modifies the environment.
the theoretical knowledge into practice in order to overcome the anthropogenic
skills on how to minimize the impact of man on the environment
the role key players have in the management of the environment.
completing the course is expected to:
cultural linkages, both material and non-material, between humans and natural
environment (e.g sustenance, shelter, consumption, religion and beliefs);
compare cross-cultural perceptions of the natural environment.)
the Green Movement and changing social perceptions of the environment as
the impact of technological and economic development on human relations with
social inequalities in terms of their impact on human/environmental relations,
with particular reference to issues of class, gender, age, ethnicity, and
the development of human ecology with reference to both urban and rural
environments; understand the implications of demographics for natural and
issues of development and environment, especially with reference to
international and gender dimensions of development.
the potential of political and administrative processes for environmental
regulation and protection, and understand their limitations.
and understand the potential of sociology to contribute to applied environmental
studies, such as social and environmental impact assessments.
an understanding of principle social factors in environmental degradation and
discuss possible solutions to impending environmental cases.