SOC 302. Forests and Culture

Explore relationships between human civilizations and nature/forest in global and historical contexts. Themes include deforestation, ecological degradation, conservation, life-places, bioregionalism and ecological futures. Majors also take SOC 302M. [GE.]

A course addressing the development, structure, and functioning of socio-ecological relationships centered around forests. Specific topics include capital accumulation, urbanization, deforestation, community management models, bioregionalism, sustainability and development, and local topics including timber extraction, restoration, and cannabis agriculture.


World Ecological Degradation, Sing C. Chew.

Our Forests...Our Future, Report of the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development Half-Earth, Edward O. Wilson.