The Environment and Society

ESC 1250 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Surveys Western attitudes toward the natural world, the development of the conservation movement, environmental crisis of the 20th century, and the sustainability movement. Investigates how environmental degradation and protection efforts differentially affect various social groups. Examines political, economic, and social trends that frame current policy debates. The backdrop of broader societal trends such as urbanization, demographic changes, and globalization provide understanding for current legal and policy positions.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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