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.
Prospective students are welcome to contact Megan Banaszak to learn more about the major. Due to COVID-19, advising will be remote on Mondays and Fridays in the fall. In-person advising will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can schedule an appointment with Megan from 8:00-11:00 and 1:00-2:00 through Starfish. You can also e-mail Megan at email@example.com.
Check out Collegeland, a podcast co-hosted by Nan Enstad, a professor of Community and Environmental Sociology here at UW – Madison! It is a podcast composed of interviews with community members, commentaries, and news stories and serves to portray life inside universities across the United States. It explores relevant topics such as student voting, COVID-19, and refugees resettling on campus. Visit the website here: https://www.collegelandpod.com/.
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- Jan 31
- 3:00 PM Biochemistry Colloquium: Jonathan Schlebach Coordination of -1 Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting by Structural Features within the Transcript and Nascent Polypeptide Chain
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- 3:00 PM Biochemistry Colloquium: Andrew Buller Engineering Promiscuous Enzymes for the Synthesis of Non-standard Amino Acids