Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic dimensions. Second, historical changes, with particular emphasis on modernisation processes in the West. Third, theoretical perspectives that explain the social inundation of human relations with the natural world. Topics will include: a comparative analysis of hunters and gatherers, pastoralists and agriculturalists; nature, religion and myth; food and culture; nature and gender, the romantic movement and social Darwinism, environmentalism, wilderness and city natures, animal sentiments, risk and rights, nature and modernity and posthumanist perspectives.
|Unit name||Sociology of Nature|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- HAC243, HAC343, HGE248, HGE348, FST266, FST366
On-campus: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Off-campus: 100% web-based delivery
Quiz 15%, 3000 word assignment 35%, 2 hour exam 40%, Tutorial Assessment 10%.
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