Course List

Intro to Environment & Society -

ENVI 105 A

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ENVI-101 or ENVI-103 or permission.

Catalog Description:

This course provides students with an overview of the major concepts, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks employed in the social sciences to study human ecological relations. A primary goal of this course is to highlight the dynamic interplay between society and nature while introducing students to a social science perspective on local and global environmental issues. The implications of social organization, whether political or economic, for ecosysems will surface and provide an opportunity to examine the impact of individual and collective decisions. Another important goal of the course is to use the different theoretical and methodoligical approaches, as well as the language of the social sciences, to explore broad issues related to environmental justice, critical zone science, and sustainability, connecting the course to the other Introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1)

Environmental Sociology -

SOCI 337 A

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Sarabia
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: One 200-level SOCI course, or ENVI-250 or permission

Catalog Description:

An examination of the interrelationship s between societies and their environmen ts, and an analysis of sociological aspe cts of environmental problems. This cour se will focus on the population and orga nizational aspects of environmental prob lems as well as elements of social chang e involved with environmental social act ion. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.