Community Sociology: Theory and Research

Winter
Winter 2020
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Graduate
Class Size: 15
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Shawn Hazboun
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods

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

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • 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 Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 15
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 A2107 - Seminar

Located in: Olympia