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Teaching the Sociology of Climate Change
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Environmental Sociology
Climate Change
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems

How to Cite

McNall, Scott, and Andrew Szasz. 2014. “Teaching the Sociology of Climate Change”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Pedagogical Essay Resource: The goal of this article is to provide guidance to those introductory sociology and social problems instructors who want to introduce the subject of the sociology of climate change into one week of an existing quarter or semester class. We do so with the understanding that this is where sociologists can have the greatest impact...

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Subject Area(s):
Environmental Sociology
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Class Level(s):
College 100
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. This pedagogical essay provides a rich resource identifying the goals and challenges for teaching about climate change in introductory sociology and social problems courses. It is a unique resource for an important new topic.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Assessment of learning will be constructed by individual instructors building upon this comprehensive effort to expand teaching the sociology of climate change.

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