Jul 06, 2022
SOC 330 - Environmental Sociology
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D ; Sustainability
An introduction to environmental justice theory and practice. Environmental racism and other forms of ecological injustice are examined. Claims made by diverse groups are probed, and policy and civil society responses to perceived environmental injustice are explored.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: SOC 4422.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences; Overlay - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Engage (orally and in writing) in educated, open-minded discussions of diverse sociocultural beliefs, perspectives, and norms.
- Understand and embrace social diversity, and critically analyze cultural representations of oppressed populations, while working toward equity and empowerment.
- Critically read, interpret, integrate and synthesize abstract sociological arguments and theories.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
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