Sociology/Environmental Studies Combined Major Requirements:
In association with the Department of Environmental Studies, the Department of Sociology offers a combined major in Sociology-Environmental Studies.
1. Environmental Studies Requirements:
1 unit ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies
4 units Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) courses
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 101 Principles of Sociology
SOC 110 Global Problems
SOC 112 Inequality
SOC 161 Social Problems and Policy
SOC 169 Media & Society
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 257 Environmental Problems
SOC 267 Environment and Society
SOC 268 Sustainable Development
SOC 269 Population and Natural Resources
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: One Sociology course at the 100-level, one 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.
Sociology/Environmental Studies Advising Checklist (for those matriculating 2014 or after)
1. Majors and minors may transfer into their major/minor no more than two approved courses from other institutions, St. Lawrence departments and programs outside the sociology department, or University-approved study abroad/off-campus programs. Permission from the department chair is required for transfer.
2. Majors and minors may count no more than one SOC 390 Independent Study toward their major/minor.
3. Majors and minors may count no more than two SOC 290 Independent Study courses toward their major/minor.
4. No more than a total of two SOC 290/390 Independent Study courses can be applied to the major/minor.
5. Core courses for the major (theory, research methods, and Capstone seminars/projects) must be taken in the department.