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Environmental Sociology (SOC-345)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
March 2022 - Present.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: identify core concepts, theories, and perspectives in the study of environmental sociology; critically analyze the reciprocal relationship between human society and the natural environment; critically view and analyze environmental problems associated within contemporary society; and discuss changes in the natural environment through a sociological perspective.
Environmental Sociology (SOC-345) introduces students to the sub-discipline of environmental sociology. Throughout the semester, students explore interactions between the natural and the human-built environment and discuss factors of human society that have caused the degradation of ecological systems. In order to understand contemporary environmental problems, students must critically look at the values and priorities of a society that drive human actions. Other topics include exploring how social movements have emerged in response to environmental degradation as well as motivations and measures individuals, groups, and nations can curb and/or prevent further environmental degradation.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Environmental Sociology (2/22).