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 D. Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHST 331 Environmental Public Health

Of concern to any society is the health of its people. The connections between human health, environmental degradation, and the built environment is the focus of this course. From a social science perspective, we will study the social and physical environmental determinants of health that contribute to unequal outcomes. The social production of environmental health risks and community responses to environmental threats and health problems will be examined. The course draws on the subfields of medical and environmental sociology to explore environmental health problems and their link to environmental justice concerns. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take 1 group; Must be taken prior to taking this course.
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  • Take 1 courses;
  • From Subject SOCI;
  • From Level 200;
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  • Take PHST-201;

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Sarabia M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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
C D. Sarabia T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

SOCI 331 Environmental Public Health

1 Unit

Requisites

  • One 200-level SOCI course or PHST 201 or ENST 105 or Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • permission

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Sarabia M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM