Environmental Policy & Culture (ENVR_POL)

ENVR_POL 211-0 Food and Society: An Introduction (1 Unit)   Overview of past and present food systems from a sociological perspective, examining the roles of culture, government policy, and social movements in shaping such systems and future alternatives. ENVR_POL 211-0 and SOCIOL 211-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 212-0 Environment and Society (1 Unit)   Key environmental problems, such as climate change and oil spills; how they are shaped by the market, government regulations, and social movements; possible solutions. SOCIOL 212-0 and ENVR_POL 212-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 261-0 American Religion, Ecology and Culture (1 Unit)   The historical rise of environmentalism in American culture and its impact on religious thought and practice. ENVR_POL 261-0 and RELIGION 261-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Ethics Values Distro Area

ENVR_POL 309-0 American Environmental History (1 Unit)   American history from precontact to the present, focusing on the role of the natural world in human history and the role of human thought and action in natural history. ENVR_POL 309-0 and HISTORY 309-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Historical Studies Distro Area

ENVR_POL 311-0 Food, Politics and Society (1 Unit)   Social groups, institutions, and policies shaping food production, distribution, and consumption around the world; their social and environmental consequences. Alternatives to existing food systems. SOCIOL 311-0 and ENVR_POL 311-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 312-0 Social Change and the Environment (1 Unit)   The ways social patterns of production and consumption affect the natural environment, such as climate and biodiversity. Roles of social actors and structures in shaping environmental problems and policies. SOCIOL 312-0 and ENVR_POL 312-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 332-0 Native Americans and Environmental Decision Making (1 Unit)   Focus on Native Americans, culture and cultural processes, and environmental decision making. Emphasis on contemporary Native American cultures and relevant research. ENVR_POL 332-0 and PSYCH 332-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Prerequisite: PSYCH 110-0. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 336-0 Climate Change, Policy, and Society (1 Unit)   Examination of main impacts of climate change and of different perspectives toward mitigation and adaptation: market-based, institutionalist, bio-environmentalist, social movement, and climate justice. SOCIOL 336-0 and ENVR_POL 336-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 340-0 Global Environments and World History (1 Unit)   Introduction to the recent histories of environmental issues around the world, including urbanization, industrialization, population growth, commodification, empire building, intercontinental welfare, energy extraction, and new technologies. ENVR_POL 340-0 and HISTORY 376-0 are taught together; may not receive credit for both courses. Historical Studies Distro Area

ENVR_POL 390-0 Special Topics in Environmental Policy and Culture (1 Unit)   Lecture course on environmental issues of current interest to students and faculty. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Social Behavioral Sciences Distro Area

ENVR_POL 395-0 Special Topics Seminar (1 Unit)   Seminar on current environmental issues and problems. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

ENVR_POL 399-0 Independent Study (1 Unit)   Independent project in student's area of interest. Readings and conferences. Comprehensive term paper required. Prerequisite: consent of program director.