ENVI 250
Environmental Justice Spring 2018
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed ENVI 250 / SCST 250
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How are local and global environmental problems distributed unevenly according to race, gender, and class? What are the historical, social and economic structures that create unequal exposures to environmental risks and benefits? What do we learn about race, gender, and class by studying the patterns of exposure and creative resistance of different communities to environmental hazards? These are some of the questions we will take up in this course, which will be reading and discussion intensive. Environmental Justice is both a social movement and a mode of scholarship. Through readings, discussions, and case studies, we will explore EJ in both senses. Potential topics include: toxics exposure, food justice, urban planning, e-waste, unnatural hazards, nuclearism in the U.S. West, natural resources and war, and climate refugees. Occasionally, community leaders, organizers, academics, and government officials will join the class to discuss current issues.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3900
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short essays, final essay
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: ENVI101
Enrollment Preferences: environmental studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 250 Division II SCST 250 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
EVST Culture/Humanities

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