Dec 15, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

SOCI 337 - Environmental Sociology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SOCI 102 and SOCI 300; or consent of instructor
Environmental sociology is the study of how complex social systems interact with complex environmental systems (ecosystems). In this writing-intensive course, we will use a sociological lens to consider issues such as: How do we define nature and what effects do those definitions have on how we treat it?; Why do natural disasters or climatic changes effect groups of people differently?; How do poverty, race and power impact the natural world?; and What are people around the world doing to change how we use and abuse the environments in which we live? Offered alternate fall semesters. (CGCL; CSOC; CWRT)