• This course is designed to compliment the master's courses: "Social Research on Environmental Problems" and "In-Depth Interviewing."  The purpose of this course is to provide doctoral students with a firmer understanding and skills base for designing and implementing dissertation research in the social sciences.  

  • Theoretical Debates on Environmental Problems is a core course in the doctoral curriculum designed to contextualize your understanding of the intersections of the scientific, social, and political dimensions of environmental issues. In this course, we will explore theoretical frameworks for defining, analyzing, and ultimately understanding environmental problems from a social science perspective.

  • This class will introduce PhD students to the diversity of disciplinary approaches used by departmental faculty and PhD students in designing their research, and serve as a space for faculty and students to mutually share research experiences and give and receive feedback.