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Citizens vs. Consumers


This seminar investigates the roles of citizens and consumers in politics and society.  Students compare different forms of citizenship, discuss the implications of political consumerism, and examine the tensions and complementarities between our identities as citizens and consumers in the context of different environmental arenas, including water pollution, air quality, and climate change. 

Satisfies depth and breadth course requirement in Social Science track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.


Offered every other year, in rotation with POL 471.
Permission of the instructor required.