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SOC 202 - Environmental Sociology

5 Credits
This course examines the relationship between the environment and society. More specifically, this course explores how group and social structures impact the natural environment. Topics that will be addressed include but is not limited to environmental racism, deforestation, urban flooding, and pollution.


Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve General interest students that have taken 100 level sociology courses.
Active Date 2014-12-16

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
I. Basic Sociology/Environmental Concepts

II. Theoretical Perspectives

III. Overview of Historical and Current Socio-Environmental Problems

IV. Solutions to Socio-Environmental Problems

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply sociological perspectives and use their sociological imagination to analyze the complex relationships between humans and the environment.

Assess the effects of human behavior on the natural and social worlds and locate themselves within social structures and cultures to reflect on their impacts on society and the environment.

Identify possible strategies to solve environmental problems and participate as active citizens in their societies and communities, demonstrating respect for diversity, critical thinking, and collaboration in problem-solving.

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