Shades of Green: Exploring and Expanding Environmental Justice in Practice (CSRE 125E, EARTHSYS 225, URBANST 125)

EARTHSYS
125
Instructors
Diver, S. (SI)
vangelder, z. (PI)
Jung, E. (PI)
Section Number
1
Historically, discussions of race, ethnicity, culture, and equity in the environment have been shaped by a limited view of the environmental justice movement, often centered on urban environmental threats and separated from other types of environmental and climate advocacy. This course will seek to expand on these discussions by exploring topics such as access to outdoor spaces, definitions of wilderness, inclusion in environmental organizations, gender and the outdoors, the influence of colonialism on ways of knowing, food justice and ethics, and the future of climate change policy. The course will also involve a community partnership project. In small groups students will work with an environmental organization to problem-solve around issues of equity, representation, and access. We value a diversity of experiences and epistemologies and welcome undergraduates from all disciplines. Since this is a practical course, there will be a strong emphasis on participation and commitment to community partnerships. This course requires instructor approval, please submit an application by March 16th at midnight. Application available at https://forms.gle/owqmLqLjLP1rDYEZA
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-EDP
Units
3-4
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
1:30 PM
End Time
3:00 PM
Location
Y2E2 335