This seminar explores the different meanings of consumerism and citizenship, in theoretical, historical and contemporary terms. Students examine these meanings in the context of different environmental arenas, and complete a major research paper on the role of citizens in an environmental issue of their choice. Students also work collaboratively on a civic engagement project to explore how local organizations are engaging citizens and consumers in their work.
Satisfies a major requirement and the seminar requirement in Political Science.
Satisfies a major, interdisciplinary minor and social science track requirement in Environmental Studies.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.