The Science and Practice of Social Change
The current environmental challenges facing humanity are grounded in complex social systems. Solving them will require professionals and engaged community members to understand and address the cultural, political, and economic setting in which they have evolved and are currently set. In this course, we will move between theories of change within the social sciences and the application of these theories to current environmental issues across scales. Through case studies of current environmental issues, we will examine the interactions/intersections between people, place, and power that need to be addressed as we work to create just sustainable solutions.