Sociology-Environmental Studies

How do people's experiences of and knowledge about environmental issues differ by race, class, gender and nationality? How do those differences shape perspectives on environmental problems and ecological damage such as species decline, toxic contamination, air and water pollution, especially now that the rate of damage is increasing?

If these questions inspire your critical thinking, our Sociology - Environmental Studies combined major is an excellent choice for you.

These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.

Sociology-Environmental Studies:

Sociology 117 Principles of Sociology
Sociology 207 Social Research Methods
Sociology 229 Environmental Sociology
Sociology 367 History of Sociological Theory
One additional four-credit course in Sociology

Take one of the following:

Sociology 329 Environmental Health
Sociology 349 Environmental Social Movements
Sociology 353 Environmental Justice

Take one course chosen from:

Economics 177 Principles of Microeconomics and the Environment
Politics 119 Whitman in the Global Food System
Politics 124 Introduction to Politics and the Environment
Politics 228 Political Ecology
Politics 309 Environment and Politics in the American West*

Sociology 490 Current Issues in Sociology
Sociology 492 Thesis or Sociology 498 Honors Thesis
Environmental Studies 488 Senior Project or Environmental Studies 498 Honors Project