Faculty, students, and staff in the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Community and Environmental Sociology are concerned with a wide array of issues from environmental degradation and globalization to sustainability and local food systems. The faculty is made up of an interdisciplinary group trained in fields ranging from sociology to science and technology studies and environmental studies. We are an engaged group whose work, while theoretically informed, is often directed at intervening in and affecting real-life situations. Our graduate program is equally dynamic and is offered jointly with the UW’s Department of Sociology.
The issues discussed in Community and Environmental Sociology classes can also be applied outside of the classroom. In the video below, alumni, students, and faculty from the department discuss their passions and how the major has helped them make a difference.
The Undergraduate Program connects students with globally esteemed faculty, a wide range of intimate and interactive courses, and a tight-knit community of scholars passionate about understanding and developing solutions to our social and environmental problems. C&E Soc also offers a certificate in Food Systems open to any major.
The Department of Sociology and the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology jointly conduct the graduate program.
Research is an integral part of studying people and the environment and C&E Soc students are encouraged to pursue their research interests. Students may join the existing labs supported by the department or conduct independent research through the guidance of faculty.
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C&E Soc News & Events
- Professor Katherine Curtis Quoted in Wisconsin Public Radio StoryProfessor Katherine Curtis was recently quoted in a story about climate migration on Wisconsin Public Radio. To read the full article, visit https://www.wpr.org/could-wisconsin-be-climate-haven-great-lakes-region-could-be-attractive-some-effects-are-unclear.
- APL’s Sarah Kemp was awarded CALS “Academic Staff Excellence Award”We congratulate Sarah Kemp for her amazing work with the Applied Population Lab! Sarah will receive her award on Tuesday, May 2 at 3:00 PM […]
- UW Agroecology Symposium on April 12th, in the Great Hall, on “Relationships for Change”Check out this Agroecology Symposium co-sponsored by C&E Soc!
- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE: https://sscc.wisc.edu/sscc_jsp/training/details.jsp?class_id=2804 This workshop will teach you how to use ggplot2 and ggeffects to produce […]
- Free class taught by Dar Ward, Commuter Solutions Manager at UW Madison. University Bicycle Resource Center, HC White Garage (Lot […]
- June 08 – Sample Health Policy Template Workshop | Early Childhood Health Consultation’s June WebinarDeveloping health policies within early childhood care programs can be complex and time-consuming. The Early Childhood Health Consultation (ECHC) team […]