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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

AMST 237 - Environmental Justice

Cross-Listed as ENVI 237  
Poor and minority populations have historically borne the brunt of environmental inequalities in the United States, suffering disproportionately from the effects of pollution, resource depletion, dangerous jobs, limited access to common resources, and exposure to environmental hazards. Paying particular attention to the ways that race, ethnicity, class, and gender have shaped the political and economic dimensions of environmental injustices, this course draws on the work of scholars and activists to examine the long history of environmental inequities in the United States, along with more recent political movements-national and local-that seek to rectify environmental injustices. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)