AMST 348m: Race and the Environment

Spring 2015 Semester
Section: 10346R
Type: Lecture
Time: 9:30-10:50 am
Date: Tue, Thu
Instructor: Laura Pulido
Location: VHE 217
Units: 4

In this course we will examine the nature of environmental problems and the environmental movement from a racial and social justice perspective. We will explore how environmental hazards often disproportionately impact vulnerable communities and how they have mobilized to resist such problems. Topics to be covered include: the origins of the environmental movement, the environmental justice movement, air toxins, pesticides, and climate justice. Course will involve a hands-on research project.

This course satisfies the university’s diversity requirement.

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