HONR 249D 

Dana R. Fisher, Professor, Department of Sociology

Since most environmental issues are actually caused by humans and their societies, this course helps students

answer the question:  how do we study environmental problems? It introduces students to the social scientific

toolbox that is available for doing research on environmental issues.  During the course of the semester,

students will learn how to ask their own research questions and will then conduct individual studies to answer

their questions.   Readings will present case studies of environmental protest, climate politics (at the local and

transnational levels), and urban stewardship.