Environment and Society
DISCOVERING ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY The Environment and Society Program is an interdisciplinary program with courses from a number of departments which explore the ways in which human behaviour has affected the environment and what we can do to change it. You will examine the different ways that we react to environmental issues, including environmental praxis—putting environmental theories and knowledge into action.
CRITICAL & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS By studying in the Environment and Society Program, you will learn to look at issues critically to understand causes and discover realistic solutions. You will develop advanced skills in research, as well as in written and verbal communication as you learn about complex environmental issues and work to communicate those issues with the purpose of persuading others to change their behaviour, their policies, or their ways of thinking. Environment and Society students are able to connect what they learn in class to the real world, and develop the necessary confidence to make use of that knowledge through environmental activism.
COMMON CAREERS AND GRADUATE PATHWAYS Environment and Society graduates are prepared for a number of rewarding careers with government and nongovernmental organizations related to environmental research, activism, and related work. Some graduates choose to pursue careers in environmental law or environmental education on a local, national, or international level. As a student at St. Thomas, you will be able to gain professional experience by joining clubs such as Students for Sustainability or working and volunteering with local groups such as Parks and Wilderness Society (The Nature Conservancy) or the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.
RELATED AREAS OF STUDY As an interdisciplinary program, Environment and Society draws on courses from many departments including Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, History, Native studies, and Science and Technology Studies, among others.