The course provides a sociological introduction to the Athropocene in comparative and historical perspective. Specifically, the course examines three central issues: (i) the nature-society nexus and the nature, scope, and consequences of environmental problems; (ii) alternative theoretical perspectives on the human/social drivers of environmental problems; and (iii) the human/social responses to environmental problems.
R. Scott Frey
- Arts and Sciences
R. Scott Frey is a Professor of Sociology and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Social Justice at the University of Tennessee. His areas of interest are environmental sociology, development and globalization, and comparative/historical sociology. He has contributed chapters to recent books on environmental issues and he has published in numerous periodicals. He is currently preparing a book on the globalization of health, safety, and environmental risks with a focus on Asia.