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    May 23, 2024  
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SOC 130 - Sociology of the Environment:CD



5.0 Credits
Introduction to the origins of, and solutions to, environmental problems. Topics include sustainability, environmental justice, ecological diversity, economic forces, consumer behavior, technology, population trends, and social change.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major sociological perspectives, theories, and concepts to the analysis of issues related to the environment.
  2. Identify and assess empirical research findings to critically analyze issues related to the environment.
  3. Analyze and assess the ways in which people influence their environment and examine the role collective behaviors play in bringing about environmental changes.
  4. Analyze and assess the ways in which social structures and processes shape issues related to the environment and impact people’s lives.
  5. Analyze the roles of nationality, race and ethnicity, social class, gender, and other social identities in producing differential outcomes related to the environment at both the individual and structural levels.
  6. Describe and explain the relationship between historical and contemporary attitudes regarding consumption and its effect on the environment.
  7. Explain and evaluate the ways in which individuals’ social positions and identities shape their attitudes and views regarding the environment.
  8. In individual and group projects communicate an understanding of sociological principles and their application to the environment both orally and in writing.
  9. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity.



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