Environment and Society, (Minor)

About the Program: 

In cooperation with the History, English, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics and Finance, Psychology, Geography and Planning, Biology, and Earth Sciences and Science Education departments, the Sociology Department houses a minor in environment and society. The minor offers students an opportunity for comprehensive interdisciplinary study of "human-environment" interactions, providing the skills to think holistically about environmental problems and solutions. The "core" courses are particularly geared toward developing an understanding of the environment as socially constructed and interactive, rather than as an objective reality.

Admission Requirements: 

More information about this minor may be obtained through the Sociology Department.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hours 18 cr

Core – 3 courses:
SOC353 Environment and Society
HIS330 U.S. Environmental History
ENG247 Nature Writing

Social Science Electives - 2 Courses:
ANT367 Culture and Ecology
PSC305 Environmental Policy
PSC306 Politics of Energy
ECO355 The Economics of Energy and the Environment
PSY370 Environmental Psychology

Natural Science Electives – 1 Course
BIO104 Environmental Biology
BIO213 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
ENS300 Environmental Studies
ENS100 Urban Environment Science
GEG101 World Natural Environments
GEG307 Conservation and Environmental Management
GEG478 Global Change
GES101 Introductory Geology
GES223 Environmental Earth Science
GES460 Environmental Field Methods and Analysis


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