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This module introduces students to the study of environment, and society by sociologists. It introduces you to some classic theories of society, environment, and nature, and considers how each have been viewed at different points in human history, and through different theoretical traditions. We also consider some classical political economy views on the relationship between society and environment, and how processes fundamental to social development such as urbanisation and industrialisation have modified our environments. The course will also introduce you to some key concepts in modern environmental sociology, such as commons and common-pool resource systems, metabolism and metabolic rift, ecological resilience, and complexity theory.