Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Social Ecology

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Žarko Paić, Assoc. Prof.
Course summary 2 (2+0+0)
Knowledge verification oral exam
Precondition for testing Lectures, literature, seminars
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type audio practice, seminars
Subject content The origin and the concept of ecology; The concept and types of ecosystems; cybernetical approach; Systems of material exchange; Energy and information; Enviromentaly, deep-ecology and holistic paradigms; Human ecology and its levels (natural, social, social-institutional, scientifically-technical, technological, economically, ideological, cultural-value system, global...); The concept of ecological crisis; accident, the development borders, ecological conscience; Ethics of resposnsability; Bioethics; Ecological technology; Ecological politics; Ecological movements and organizations, parties; The limits and borders of ecology.
Aim of course The course examines understanding of sources and development of ecological science in the field of growing rise of modern sciences. Students have opportunity to learn and articulate critically attitude to global technological development as the challenge to human ecology at all. Ecological conscience and active relationship to social activity in the post-industrial society are the main goals and purposes of course.
Literature necessary for course Capra, F., THE TIME OF TURN, Globus, Zagreb, 1986.
Cifrić, I., SOCIAL ECOLOGY, Globus, Zagreb, 1989.
Galović, M., PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNICS: AN INTRODUCTION, Biblioteka Filozofska isttraživanja, Zagreb, 1997.
Hösle, W., PHILOSOPHY OF ECOLOGICAL CRISIS, Matica Hrvatska, Zagreb, 1996.
Jonas, H., THE PRINCIPLE OF RESPONSABILITY, Veselin Masleša, Sarajevo, 1990.
Supplement literature Polšek, D., (ed.), THE SOCIAL MEANING OF GENETIC TECHNOLOGY, Institut društvenih znanosti, Zagreb, 1999.
Rifkin, J., THE CENTURY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, Jesenski and Turk, Zagreb, 1999.
Hardt, M.,/Negri, A., EMPIRE, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachussetts, 2000.
Latour, B., WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MODERN, MaMa, Zagreb, 2004.