May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

SOC 295-02 - Special Topic: Environmental Sociology

4 credits (Fall)
This course will introduce students to the ways sociology engages with questions of environment  and place. The course focuses on a range of  themes including, capitalism, climate change, Indigenous environmental perspectives, gender, the development of the U.S. conservation movement, and environmental justice. Through active participation in this course students  will: 1)  Better understand sociological approaches to environmental issues; 2) Deepen skills to conduct sociological research on environmental problems; 3) Be able to reflect on key concepts, such as environmental justice and sustainability, and engage in meaningful discussions and writing; 4) Be able to apply course concepts in future courses, academic research, and practical situations such as internships and service-learning opportunities.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 .
Instructor: Staff