Social Ecology focuses on the ways in which institutional and societal structures manifest and perpetuate social injustice and environmental impacts. Prescott College can work with faculty from our partner Institute for Social Ecology and participate in the Institute's activities as a part of their Master's degree. You will join our students who construct critical theses that incorporate key concepts from the fields of philosophy, science, politics, and social ecology on diverse topics such as food production, alternative technologies, and urban design. Our students’ catalyzed movements challenge global injustices and a variety of unsustainable technologies by offering participatory, community-based alternatives. Prescott College students, in collaboration with the Institute, strive to be agents of social transformation, demonstrating the skills, ideas, and relationships that nurture vibrant, self-governed, healthy communities.

Career Outcomes

  • Environmental Management
  • Regional Planner
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Forest Service Researcher
  • Conservation Biologist

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of contemporary and foundational knowledge and theory in the student's field of study
  • Ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Ability to demonstrate written communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Ability to demonstrate oral communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Development of social literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their own and other cultures, and the impact this relationship has on the your field of study and professional practice
  • Development of ecological literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their environment (ecological, spiritual, and cultural), and of the relevance of these ideas to your field of study and professional practice