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Ethnic Studies (ES)
104 Alder Building, 541-346-0900
College of Arts & Sciences
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) or Academic Residential Communities (ARC)
b - Pre-reqs: ES 101 OR any one of these ES 250, ES 252, ES 254, ES 256, ES 258
Course Data
  ES 354   Environmental Racism >2 >AC >US 4.00 cr.
Explores environmental justice as both a field of scholarship and organizing framework that links power, justice, and inequality to environmental issues. Special attention is given to the specific forms of racism which produce environmental injustice.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Reyes-Santos AE-mailHomepage
Office Hours: 1200 - 1300 MW F'20: By Appointment Only
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereqs enforced, see footnote 'b'
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  32274 3 40 1400-1520 mw 00 REMOTE Reyes-Santos A !Ub

Final Exam:

1445-1645 m 6/08 00 REMOTE
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 4:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 4:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 5:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 6:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
June 3:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Environmental justice is a field of scholarship and an organizing framework that links power, justice, and inequality to environmental issues. This course explores environmental justice, including its political and scholarly roots, and its relationship to social structures, including capitalism, colonization, and white supremacy. Environmental justice’s point of departure is the belief that social inequalities are embedded in the environment. For example, pollution may be unevenly distributed among racially unequal populations.

Daily headlines include stories of contaminated water in Flint Michigan; drought in the southwest; Native peoples challenging oil pipelines; and the immoral geography of global warming, in which those suffering most bear the least responsibility for the problem. In addition, we are also contending with political and economic crises. Our task is to understand how these various forces intersect to create environmental inequities, how activists have responded to them, the movements they have built, and future challenges and opportunities. While environmental injustice can occur along any axis of difference and power, we will focus on race, economic inequality, and colonization.

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