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3. Suppose the mayor of Evansville commissions proposals for a fully funded study of “sustainable development in Evansville” to help inform future decisions. As a sociology of the environment scholar, you decide to throw your hat into the ring. Write such a proposal. Begin by reading and thinking about sustainable development. What does it mean? How could it be applied to the small scale of Evansville? How could it be operationalized so that it can be empirically studied? Identify the types of sectors such as industry, transportation, recreation, housing, education, retail, etc. that you would analyze. What specific information in each of these sectors would you gather? The outcome of the project will be a research proposal (an example of a research proposal will be available in the Sociology lab). Make certain that the proposal is grounded in sociological theory from this course, contains a literature review on sustainable development, operationalizes sustainable development into specific items that can be studied, and clearly identifies questions that need to be answered. Although normally a proposal would include a budget, you do not need to develop one for this project.

4. Conduct a photographic study of a sociology of the environment issue. Think of an issue for which it would make sense to conduct a visual analysis. Follow appropriate visual sociology methods (see the professor for relevant literature). Photographs, or some other visual format, should be part of the final paper.

5. One of the major difficulties of dealing with potentially large-scale environmental problems (e.g., ozone depletion, elimination of biodiversity, global climate change) is the uncertainty in the risks posed by these problems. In other words, given current levels of knowledge, we don’t know how and to what extent these problems will affect us economically,…...

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