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SOCY 3346 Environmental Justice (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines challenges and controversies associated with the unequal distribution of environmental hazards across communities. Students will explore the social, industrial, and government forces that create inequitable burdens of environmental pollution as well as movements to reduce such burdens. While a majority of the course will focus on the United States, readings will include cases from around the world. Students will be expected to actively contribute to class discussions and to complete a pilot research project on the environmental justice implications of an area of everyday consumption such as food, clothing, cleaning, transportation, or technology.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Monique Ouimette

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Mar-15