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
- “Climate Justice As Freedom” C&E Soc Talk on Monday, March 4th at 4:00 pm.Julie Sze will be giving a lecture on “Climate Justice As Freedom” on March 4th from 4:00-5:30 in 354 Ag Hall.
- The Applied Population Lab staff mourn the loss of Emeritus Professor Glenn Fuguitt, former co-director (1974-1990) and longtime supporter of APLGlenn v. Fuguitt : Feb 27, 1928 – Feb 11, 2024 MADISON – Glenn V. Fuguitt was born and raised in Clearwater, FL, his father was Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools. Glenn enlisted at 17,… Read more: The Applied Population Lab staff mourn the loss of Emeritus Professor Glenn Fuguitt, former co-director (1974-1990) and longtime supporter of APL
- Tom Heberlein, Professor Emeritus, Has Passed AwayWe are saddened to share the news that Thomas (Tom) Heberlein passed away on Thursday, January 4th. Tom was a respected scholar of the human dimension of environmental change, and the spouse of Professor Emerita… Read more: Tom Heberlein, Professor Emeritus, Has Passed Away
- March 01 – Uncovering the Grant Veil: Learning from Former Grantmakers | By Drs. Naomi Mae W. and Ashley J. EasleyIn this informal workshop, former grantmakers Drs. Mae and Easley will share insights with graduate students from their time at […]
- March 01 – The Crucial Role of Learner Emotions in the Foreign Language Class | An invited lecture for the SLA talk series by Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck University of LondonIn this talk, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck University of London, will discuss the emerging area of research in the field of […]
- Register: uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dd99ZABsEAn6XvE Ease into your weekend with Wheelhouse Studios and UHS Mental Health Services’ free art-making sessions in March. […]