New Course for GEP Concentration
Announcing a new evening course that counts towards the GSS Globalization, Environment, and Policy concentration:
SOC 399: Forest Fires and Society
Tuesdays, 6:00–8:50 p.m.
240C McKenzie Hall
This environmental sociology course will explore the sociocultural, political, economic, and ecological aspects of forest fires. Discusses the effects of industrial forestry and fire suppression on forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, and critically examine the “burning issues” that are causing increased frequency of wildfire disasters in the west: climate change, rural sprawl, and forest/fire management policies. Throughout the course, explore solutions to wildfire disasters by envisioning societal changes necessary to recreate fire-adapted communities living sustainably within fire-dependent ecosystems.
View the course syllabus for more details.