2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Bulletin


Course Description

GC 424 Environmental Justice 4 cr.

  • Offered: Contact department for information.

The course examines how race, class, and gender have influenced environmental decision-making, and explores how groups of people that have been disproportionately affected by environmental problems have organized to address those issues. We examine how laws and policies contributed to environmental injustice, and how have they been used to achieve environmental and social equality. Students develop deeper understandings of the history of the environmental justice movement, contemporary environmental justice issues, and directions forward for the field.

Note: Field work may be required. Contact instructor for more information.