Hey everyone! I am going to be a 5th year senior in a planning program. I am double majoring in planning and sociology.
In both of my programs, the advisors are less than stellar (putting it lightly). This upcoming semester, I am split which class to take. I have two options and only have room for one.
The first is Environmental Sociology. This is offered in the fall and *may* be offered in the spring, but the department can't guarantee anything to me. The description is below:
Environment-society relations; social construction of nature and the environment; social and environmental impacts of resource extraction, production, and consumption; environmental inequality; environmental mobilization and movements; U.S. and international examples.
The second is Population and Society. This is only offered in the fall. The description is below:
Human population growth and structure; impact on food, environment, and resources; gender issues; trends of births, deaths, and migration; projecting future
population; population policies and laws; comparison of the United States with other societies throughout the world.
These are both sociology classes. I am at a crossroads and I'm not sure which would be more beneficial to my soon-to-be career in planning. I can definitely see the benefit of the population class but as the environment is becoming such a hot topic, I'm hesitant to pass up the environmental class.