Environmental Justice: Analysis

Quarters
Spring Open
Location
Olympia
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Christopher Ahmed

Environmental justice is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines the ways in which communities of color and other historically marginalized groups are disproportionately burdened with environmental hazards. Further, environmental justice is part of a social movement that treats access to safe and healthy living environments as a vital civil right. In this four-credit spring course, students will have the opportunity to apply the histories, theories, and concepts studied in the fall and winter quarters, especially in the area of environmental sociology, to local environmental justice projects. Students will gain skills in quantitative analysis and mapping, learning how to use tools like the EPA’s EJScreen in analyzing local environmental justice issues. Additional applied learning opportunities are available through collaborating with state agencies complying with the Healthy Environments for All act.  This course will be taught fully online, with synchronous meetings on Zoom and asynchronous modules on Canvas. This is the third of three courses that must be taken in sequential order which comprise the Environmental Justice Certificate.

This offering is connected to the Environmental Justice Certificate offered at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/environmental-justice

Registration

Students should have completed Environmental Justice: History and Sociology (fall) and Environmental Justice: Social Movements (winter) before enrolling in this course.

Course Reference Numbers
(4): 30021

Academic Details

This offering is connected to the Environmental Justice Certificate offered at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/environmental-justice

4
25
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Spring
2024
Open
Remote (S)

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Weekend
Schedule Details
Olympia