Environment and Society Option
Changes are starting to be made, as individuals begin to make their voices heard. The ability to collect, analyze and understand the massive amount of information available, and think critically about solutions are key to becoming informed citizens who can make a difference. The environment and society option provides students with these skills and the knowledge to tackle the issues. Students will develop a background on the current state we find our world in, and investigate the links between our values and behaviour and the challenges that lie ahead.
The Environment and Society option can be coupled with any Honours program, including Contemporary Studies, to provide students with the understanding of contemporary issues as they relate to the growing environmental concerns that exist today.
The program takes a social science/humanities approach to the environment, drawing on Contemporary Studies, Global Studies, Philosophy and other disciplines to better contextualize the issue, and empower students to make necessary changes, both in their own personal lives and in their larger communities, for the benefit the entire planet.