SOC 111 Environmental Sociology

Course Description and Goals: Over the past five decades environmental concerns have emerged as a vital global issue. This course examines human relations with the natural environment. Emphasis is placed on: 1) competing perspectives on the causes and solutions to particular environmental harms; 2) major environmental problems such as climate change, resource scarcity, and environmental contamination; 3) the modern environmental movement; and 4) environmental inequalities/environmental justice. Students will develop increased knowledge of the causes of environmental crises as well as potential solutions.