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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



Also available via Ecampus.

 

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

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)+
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 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 (BCC)
+ 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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