Course: CHS 467. Environmental Justice and Chicana/o Communities (3)*
This course will provide students with the knowledge to understand how built environments, ecological degradation, water privatization and land confiscation have structured racial inequality in the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will read about the contingent relationships between race, class and economic development that have made Chicana/o, Latina/o, Asian American, African American and Native American populations vulnerable to environmental racism. Together, we will examine the core methods and theories that environmental justice advocates have employed to contest racial, class, gendered and sexual hierarchies. Available for graduate credit. Meets the Ethnic Studies requirement. (ES)
*Not available for General Education credit.