SOSS3106 Environmental Sociology (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course will acquaint students with sociological research of the specialisation and familiarize them with discussion concerning this specific field of research.

Completion methods

Lectures and book exam/ lecture diary or written assignment.

If there is a web-based course available, the ways to conduct the course will be reviewed in the beginning of the course.

Assessment details

Exam / written assignment.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course student can evaluate and apply the concepts and theories of the field of study to his/ her own research. He/ she is able to recognize and evaluate the studied phenomena in social and cultural contexts.

Study materials

Detailed information about the books and/or other material needed is given during the course.


  • Luhmann, N. (2004): Ekologinen kommunikaatio. Gaudeamus
  • Hajer, M.A. (1995): The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Polity Process. Clarendon Press
  • Massa, I. (toim.) (2009): Vihreä teoria. Ympäristö yhteiskuntateorioissa. Gaudeamus
  • Schnaiberg, A. & K.A. Gould (2000): Environment and Society. The Enduring Conflict. Blackburn Press

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item