ENVS 310 - Ecosystem Health and Justice

Across America, one in four Americans lives within 3 miles of a hazardous waste site (U.S. General Accounting Office, 2013). This means that one's zip code can be more important than their genetic code. Today's complex environmental science problems have far-reaching impacts and require an understanding of natural sciences, health, and justice. This course addresses this challenge by exploring and focusing on how to generate environmental science solutions at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, and community levels. Students will not only gain a fundamental understanding of the natural sciences, health, and justice, they will learn how to apply the science to solve real world problems. Through the lens of environmental justice, this class will emphasize race, socioeconomics, and gender to explore the ways in which diverse individuals and societies are generating solutions to environmental quality and health challenges. The course will focus on the United States but will incorporate case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and/or Middle East. Class Notes: **Course Requisites: 2 courses from Tier One - Individuals/Societies. Enrollment Requirements: Enrollment not allowed if you have previously taken GEOG 374.
Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
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