Community Sociology: Theory and Research
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This course provides a foundational understanding in theories pertaining to community organization and well-being, with a specific focus on sustainable community development. We will explore several case studies that highlight the reasons why some communities may be motivated toward sustainable development choices while others are not. We will also consider the interdependence of economic, social-cultural, historic, and environmental factors in these processes. As a class, we will conduct directed, empirical research focused on the case of the fossil fuels shipping industry in Washington State – specifically, how port communities respond to and make decisions about proposals for new fossil fuels export facilities. In sum, students will receive both a theoretical foundation in community theory and sustainable development, as well as hands-on practice conducting research on community response to environmental issues.
Mondays 6-10 pm
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 15
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, January 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Located in: Olympia