2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 252 Environmental Sociology

3 hours 

This course will explore how people create, respond to, define and conceptualize environmental problems using the theoretical and methodological tools of sociology. Case studies of a variety of environmental issues from around the world, such as contamination of air (smog, asthma), water (the BP oil spill, declining fisheries), soil (radon, toxic waste), consumerism (over-consumption) and global warming will be considered within this conceptual, theoretical and historical context.




ENG 201, SOC 101