Catalogue 2012 - 2013

SO 373 Population, Values, and Technology


3 cr.


SO 101, SUS 101, and junior standing.

Course Description

Students examine the impact of population growth, social inequality, and technology on issues of sustainability. Students are introduced to (1) demography and demographic analysis to interpret social and environmental issues; (2) how social forces influence the emergence and acceptance of new technologies as well as the acceptance and interpretation of "risk"; and (3) the significance of underlying values as they affect the potential for and resistance to social changes necessary for sustainability.

Cross Listed Courses

SUS 373