SOCI 635: Environment and Society

SOCI 635-001: Environment and Society
(Spring 2022)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R

East Building 134

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Section Information for Spring 2022

Environmental sociology at its best is the study of how social and natural systems produce, structure, and otherwise transform each other. Students in this graduate seminar will develop a solid understanding of the major theories, conceptual issues, and methodologies from the foundations to the frontier of environmental sociology. This course will attend particularly to the global climate crisis, introducing sociological approaches to climate research and addressing the role of climate change, politics, and movements as drivers of social change. Additionally, we also generally cover the following topics: epistemological foundations; realism; political economic perspectives; environmental inequality; human drivers of environmental impacts; environmental attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors; environmental governance; and environmental movements. Students will work on a semester-long scholarly paper that may relate to their thesis/dissertation work and/or be suitable for independent submission to a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Overview of human ecology and environmental sociology, emphasizing selected topics. Focuses on theory, since theory makes it possible to generalize from understandings derived in an analysis of a particular problem and apply them to other problems. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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