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2015-2016 Catalog

WGS 253 Gender, Race and Environmental Justice

This course explores connections between environmental issues and hierarchies of social power. The course investigates how systemic social hierarchies of dis/advantage-principally gender and racial/ethnic identity-are articulated through the environment and how the environment is shaped by dynamics of gender/race inequalities. Additional analytical lenses (sexuality, socio-economic class, and global position) are used to form conceptual frameworks that improve our understanding of the important role "environmental justice" plays in the study of systemic social inequalities. [GM1]