Environmental Justice

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Course Number



S. Pieck

Course Long Title

Environmental Justice


This seminar explores issues of environmental justice by focusing on how lines of difference-especially race, class, and gender-mediate people's relationships to each other and to the natural world. How do power relations shape differential access to and control over resources? What makes people more or less vulnerable to environmental changes? Through a selection of historical and contemporary topics and case studies from across the United States, the course explores how political, economic, and cultural forces shape environmental inequalities and how, in trying to address those inequalities, various groups challenge and broaden the assumptions and practices of modern environmentalism. Prerequisite(s): ENVR 204.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit


INDS Program Relationship

IDES - ENVR Program

GEC This Course Belongs To


Class Restriction

Exclude First Years