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Risk and Society
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course traces ways that the concept of “risk” has been used in a variety of competing social philosophies to illustrate the interconnectedness of individuals, social life, economic advancement, and the environment. We begin by considering how different understandings of risk inform contemporary social scientific approaches to understanding the future development of human and natural resources. We continue with an examination of a range of social responses to risk in order to understand the role of “risk perception” in visions about our common future.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken SOSC 3B90: Special Topic in Social Science: Risk and Society in 2005-2006 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated May 4, 2011 - 4:43 PM