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Environmental Justice SUST-420

3 Credits

Why do some people live and work in healthy, safe environments and others do not? Who decides? This course addresses the struggles of those who bear the brunt of the planet’s ecological crises. It examines what “justice” and environment” mean at the intersections of race, class, age, gender and nation. Students explore such topics as the history of environmentalism, imperialism and conquest, access to healthy, affordable food and representational authority among poor communities of color.