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Option Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Sociology - College of Liberal Arts



The option is designed to provide students with the ability to apply social science concepts and approaches to better understand relationships between societies and their bio-physical environment from a sociological perspective. This option has great relevance for sociology students aspiring to careers in natural resource and environmental policy, planning, management, and education, as well as preparation for advanced/graduate programs related to environmental law and environment/natural resource sociology or policy.



Required Courses

SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)+
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)+

Elective Courses

SOC 360. *Population Trends and Policy (4)+
SOC 454. *Leisure and Culture (4) (SS)+
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in a Social Context (4)+
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)+
SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)+
SOC 499. Special Topics (related to community and demography) (1–16)
SOC 410. Internship Experience (1–4)

No more than two of the following elective courses can count toward the option:
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)+
GEO 420. Geography of Resource Use (3)
GEO 423. Land Use in the American West (3)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3) (HC)+
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3) (NC)+
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)+
NR 455. Natural Resource Decision Making (3)+ (on-campus section needs instructor approval)

Total=21

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
+ Also offered online via Ecampus
SS = College of Liberal Arts (social core)
HC = CLA (humanities core)
NC = CLA (non-Western core)

 


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Option Code: 642




 
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