University of Calgary

GEOG 465 - Science, Nature, Politics - Winter 2016

Examines competing claims about knowledge, authority and expertise that occur in environmental and other science-based controversies. Introduces core concepts and debates surrounding risk, uncertainty, and democratic engagement in techno-scientific contexts, with a focus on the shifting role of citizens and, more generally, publics, in geography, environmental decision-making and urban planning. Science, Technology and Society (STS) frameworks will evaluate how avenues for public engagement are understood and constructed in relation to fundamental societal issues.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Completion of at least 10.0 full-course equivalents or consent of the Department.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2017.
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