2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30253 Environmental Sociology

This course examines the connection between the environment and society, from the local to the global level. Environmental problems, and their potential solutions, can be extremely controversial points of discussion: are humans doomed or will we overcome these problems? In the course, we will look at debates related to energy resources, population growth, green consumerism, climate change, environmental justice, and other issues. Students will engage in an experiential learning project where they attempt a personal change in their behavior in an effort to improve the environment.