The Social Challenges of Climate Change

This seminar examines how sociology can help us understand the challenge of climate change. We will briefly overview the climate science and learn about the rise of “weird weather,” but the core themes of the course concern questions about communication and cognition, cultural values and material consumption, politics and persuasion, mitigation and adaptation, economics and social justice, power and social movements, and the possibility of creating new, more sustainable ways of living on earth. We will dedicate several sessions dedicated to Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath, with a focus on the question of how to rebuild a more resilient city and region in anticipation of more extreme weather events.






Spring 2020

Eric M Klinenberg
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 295L 4156
Malcolm Araos
F: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM; F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 194M 301