Devon G Pena
Designed to provide the student an opportunity to concentrate on one specific aspect of American Ethnic Studies through a comparative, interdisciplinary approach.
A comparative survey of environmental justice movements in the world with a focus on the methods and materials used in the study of environmental racism, environmental risk, and sustainable development. This includes debates over the process of environmental risk and environmental impact assessment, Title VI litigation, and the emergence of autonomy-based strategies.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Short lectures are followed by discussion circles (breakout sessions for student groups of 5-6 students). The class reconvenes in a general session for questions and discussion.
Be prepared to read on average 100 pages per session.
Class assignments and grading
1. Short critical "think pieces" on the readings (5 required). 2. Term paper. 3. Classroom participation. 4. Participation in EPost discussions.