Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 380 - Environmental Sociology

Examination of interactions between societies and their environments, such as the relationships between population, health, and the environment; the environmental movement, how people perceive environmental problems, globalization, and the mechanisms behind environmental injustice.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate the variety of ways groups of human beings have organized themselves, in terms of how environmental problems and solutions are the result of human social organization;
  • Illustrate and analyze the challenges that we face in an ever changing ecosystem and examine how the various effects of environmental issues are not equally distributed
  • Differentiate and diagnose the different ways in which social scientists have attempted to make sense of the relationship between humans and the natural environment and the varied responses to environmental changes
  • Assess relevant key terms and concepts in social and ecological systems and evaluate the various theoretical and empirical ways to understand them.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg, Online Summer Locations: Online

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