Sociology/Environmental Studies Combined Major

Sociology/Environmental Studies Combined Major Requirements:

1.  Environmental Studies Requirements: 

 1 unit     ENVS 101. Introduction to Environmental Studies
 3 units   Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) courses
 1 unit     ENVS 335. Foundation of Environmental Thought
 1 unit     Any elective from a dual-listed course in the natural sciences
 1 unit     Any elective listed under ENVS, or from programs abroad if preapproved

2.  Sociology Requirements:

             1 unit     SOC 110. Global Problems or
                           SOC 112. Inequality or
                           SOC 161. Social Problems and Policy or
                           SOC 187.  Environment and Society
             1 unit     SOC 203. Foundations of Social Theory.  Prerequisite:  any 100-level or 200-level Sociology course. 
             1 unit     SOC 300. Qualitative Research Methods or SOC 301. Quantitative Research Methods. Prerequisite:  any 100-level or 200-level Sociology course.

             2 units   socio-environmental dynamics courses chosen from the following:
                           SOC 233.  Consuming Food
                           SOC 235.  Earning a Living
                           SOC 253.  Race, Class and Environmental Justice.
                           SOC 278.  China’s Market Transition
                           SOC 288.  Dilemmas of Development
                           SOC 314.  Nomads in World History
                           SOC 377.  Sociology of Consumption.
                           Other courses, including Special Topics courses, may be considered in consultation with the Department Chair.

              2 units   Any Sociology electives.  Students may take additional courses at the 100 level, but a maximum of two such courses can be counted toward the combined major.

              1 unit     Capstone: one additional 300/400 capstone seminar, with a research project on a socio-environmental dynamics topic.  Prerequisites:  1 Sociology course at the 100-level, one Sociology course at the 200-level, and SOC 203 Foundations of Social Theory.  SOC
                           300 Qualitative Research Methods or 301 Quantitative Research Methods recommended but not required.

15 units Total

Courses that are dual-listed with Environmental Studies should be taken under the sociology number and count toward the sociology portion of the combined major.


Requirements Checklists:

Sociology/Environmental Studies Advising Checklist (for those matriculating 2014 or after)
Sociology/Environmental Studies Advising Checklist (for those matriculating 2009-2013)