This course draws on multiple sociological perspectives to examine two interrelated domains: 1) how dimensions of social organization shape the production and distribution of environmental health and illness in the United States; 2) how we know and regulate relationships between … Continue reading
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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
Through current and historical cases, this course explores the diverse influences that shape environmental science and politics and their pedagogical, professional, social, and moral implications for educators, environmental professionals, and concerned citizens. Dr. Peter Taylor University of Massachusetts Boston … Continue reading
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: 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
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
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
In this TEDxHarlem talk, Peggy Shepard uses Harlem as a case study for introducing the concept of “sacrificed zones” as geographic spaces heavily impacted by environmental racism.
Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads … Continue reading
This documentary debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world would lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are … Continue reading
An emotionally charged talk, by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter detailing her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.
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
Human interactions with the natural environment always pose questions of justice. How should environmental harms be distributed? What rights do indigenous people have over their traditional lands? What is a fair allocation of responsibility for responding to global environmental problems? … Continue reading
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
Although understanding physical and environmental processes is central to the course, Geography 125 is not simply a natural science course. Environmental geography concerns the interactions between humans and their non-human environments. One of the fundamental principles of this course is … Continue reading