This course provides an introduction to environmental sociology. Students will compare important theories in environmental sociology, such as: social constructionism, risk society, eco-Marxism, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and ecological modernization. There will be a specific focus on the social construction of risk in our contemporary societies, the role of science and the media, and new social inequalities related to these risks. We will also study the environmental movement and the globalization of contemporary environmental problems. (lec 3) cr 3.