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SOCY 3350 Black and Green: Race and Urban Ecology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Race has been a controversial topic for the largely White and affluent environmental movement. In this course we will examine how this racial bias has arisen and what many are doing to promote more diverse and equitable strategies for sustainability. Using a historical and sociological perspective we will cover key modes of environmental thought coming from African American, Latino, Asian, and Indigenous communities. Themes include the legacy of slavery and its effect on participation in the environmental movement, the role of racialized modes of thought such as hip hop, and the environmental justice movement.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mike Cermak

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS3381

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13