SOCL 3600 Environmental Sociology

(B) Bachelors
(SS) Coll of Arts, Hum & Social Sci
(SCRS) CAHS-Conflict Resolution
3 credits

This course examines the relationships between societies and the physical environment in the U.S. and at the global level as well as the ways in which environmental problems are also social problems. It will explore materialism, technology, development, population, and environmental activism and attitudes including the pivotal role that social inequality plays in relation to environmental problems. Prerequisites: SOCL 1020 or ENVS 1100 or ENVS 1200. Frequency: Every Fall and Winter. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding through readings, discussions, presentations and analysis of how historical and contemporary societies interacted with their physical environments.
  2. Compare and contrast the ideologies of environmental domination and environmental concern and the ramifications of each for individuals, society, and the environment.
  3. Describe how environmental problems also function as social problems.
  4. Examine and analyze local and global action (and inaction) with regard to interrelated environmental and social issues.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 20980 08/21 - 10/15/2017 On-line Course Smith-Cavros, Eileen
Class Full Full

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