Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 301 Environmental Justice


The use or preservation of natural resources is a contested process that ultimately relates to notions of justice. How should these resources be used or preserved and who should benefit or bear the costs of any externalities? How does sustainability relate to intergenerational justice? What rights do indigenous people have to resources and lands? How do the impacts of pollution, scarcity, and climate change disproportionately impact the poor? How can social change be managed to produce a more just use of the environment? These topics will be explored in this course to identify opportunities for personal, local, and global change.

3 credit hours