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Environment, Food & Sustainability: teach


This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory. … Continue reading

Community Based Environmental Management

Since the concept first came to be widely represented in the conservation community in the early 1990s, Community-Based Environmental Management (CBEM) has been incorporated in conservation and natural resource management initiatives around the world, from integrated conservation and development (ICDP) … Continue reading

Comparative Environmental Policy

Comparative Environmental Policy: This course emphasizes the comparative study of the domestic and international environmental policies of advanced industrial states with an emphasis on the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The key questions under study are: 1) How … Continue reading

Environmental Communication

The natural environment exists independently of how we think and talk about it, but we can only know it in human terms through our discourse about it. Our understanding of the environment is unavoidably constructed through the symbols we use … Continue reading

Environmental Economies

This is an introductory-level course in environmental economics. It is primarily designed for sophomores and juniors who want to study environmental concerns with an interdisciplinary focus. More specifically, the course attempts to incorporate basic principles of both economics and ecology … Continue reading

Environmental Ethics & Public Policy

Environmental Ethics and Public Policy: This course examines the implementation of public policies to promote environmental ethics, focusing on environmental justice. The course will begin by reviewing different concepts of environmental justice. We then look to see how one might … Continue reading

Environmental Inequalities

The concepts of “environmental racism” and “environmental justice” arose from a specific struggle by a community of African-Americans resisting the siting of a hazardous waste landfill in their community. From its beginnings as an original fusion of environmental and black … Continue reading

Environmental Justice

In this seminar we will explore global—domestic and international— environmental issues from a perspective that foregrounds questions of social justice. The field of environmental justice asks for fair treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, economic capacity, national … Continue reading

Environmental Justice & Crime

This specialized course emphasizes the role of socially structured hierarchies in the study of the production, distribution, regulation, and criminalization of environmental harms. Course materials are divided into five sections. Section one readings scrutinize the meaning of environmental justice, environmental … Continue reading

Environmental Justice 3

This course will introduce you to the Environmental Justice (EJ) movement: its guiding l¡beliefs and philosophies, practices, approaches, past accomplishments and future potential. Environmental justice seeks fail’’’’ treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, economic capacity, national origin, … Continue reading

Food- A Critical Geography

This course critically examines the global agro-food system. In general terms, we will follow the commodity chain of food, beginning with food production and agriculture; move on to processing, transport and marketing; and then finally to the politics of food … Continue reading

Geographies of Environmental Justice

This course examines issues of environmental quality and social justice. It takes as axiomatic the premise that all people have a right to live in a clean environment free from hazardous pollution or contamination, and to the natural resources necessary … Continue reading

Geography & Social Justice

The main objectives of this class are to provide an introduction to geographical aspects of social justice and to examine how these issues play out at a number of interconnected geographic scales (local, regional, state and international). Geographical study is … Continue reading

Introduction to Environmental Anthropology

Introduction to human/environmental interactions from various anthropological perspectives. Intellectual history of anthropological approaches to environment, emphasizing the mutual interconnectedness of people and nature. Survey of evolutionary models, cultural ecology, systems approaches, indigenous knowledge, ethnoecology, nature and the state, political ecology, … Continue reading

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