R SOC 271 - The Politics of Food and Natural Resources

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Students will gain a sociological understanding of contemporary Canadian politics in the food and natural resources sectors. Examination of the nature of political organizations and policymaking in Canada; the particular roles played by the state, the public, and certain sectors of civil society, including social movements, industry organizations, labour unions, scientific organizations, and rural and Indigenous peoples. Contemporary case studies may include climate change and energy dependence, genetic engineering in agribusiness, the organic food products movement, mining in the circumpolar north, forestry expansion in the boreal region and cod management in the Atlantic fisheries. Not to be taken if credit received for ENCS 271 or REN R 271.

Winter Term 2024


Section Capacity Dates + Times Instructor(s)
2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (SAB 3-26)
Primary Instructor: Angeline Letourneau