Courses

ENST 105 Intro to Environment & Society

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 ecosystems 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 methodological 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) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

An introduction to the field of sociology with an emphasis on the study of social groups and how they influence human behavior and society. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B Dr. Daniel Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 335 Global Population Problems

An analysis of population structure and dynamics as influenced by cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. This course focuses attention to the social determinants of population problems, while exploring their consequences and policy implications for individuals, their societies, and the world. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or ENST-105 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel Sarabia M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

SOCI 406 Independent Study & Research

A supervised research project or extensi ve literature review. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
DS Dr. Daniel Sarabia