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.