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Introduction to Environmental Sociology



Environmental professionals need to have a basic understanding of sociology, the study of society, social problems, and human social interactions with institutions. This course introduces students to the discipline of sociology by using environmental studies as a lens. In this course, students will learn about basic concepts in sociology and apply them to environmental sociology, the study of the relationship between human societies and the larger natural environment. Some questions this course will consider are the following: Why have some societies treated the environment differently than others? Is the reason economic? Is it technological? Is it religious? Does science help or is it part of the problem? How does the distribution of power affect the reasons? This class will cover a wide range of topics in order to give students an opportunity to reflect on how sociology contributes to important debates taking place about society and the environment.


Jul 15, 2024 — Aug 18, 2024

Aug 26, 2024 — Sep 18, 2024

Oct 7, 2024 — Nov 10, 2024

Nov 18, 2024 — Dec 22, 2024

Jan 13, 2025 — Feb 15, 2025

Feb 24, 2025 — Mar 30, 2025

May 19, 2025 — Jun 22, 2025


Distance Education - Online

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For credit cost: $1410