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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENST 360 - Environmental Justice

Explores the concept of environmental justice, cases of environmental injustice, and environmental justice movements. Focus on the U.S., with some attention to comparative cases in other countries and regions, and global issues. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P4 Social Justice

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and explain causal influences of colonialism, commodification of land and labor, and capitalism in environmental and social justice problems/crises
  • Identify and describe roles of policy-making, regulation, and law in health and environmental protection
  • Distinguish concerns, objectives, and strategies of environmental justice activists and compare and contrast them with those of environmental movement activists
  • Observe, describe, and explain particular environmental justice cases
  • Demonstrate influences of class, race, ethnicity, and gender on how environmental problems impact people and communities
  • Propose and evaluate potential strategies for environmental justice activists and their communities
  • Summarize and assess achievements of the environmental justice movement and identify and describe emerging challenges as natural and political environments change

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