NTRES 2000

NTRES 2000

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Within the U.S. and globally, there continue to be stark racial and economic differences in 1) the distribution of environmental harms and goods and 2) the determination of who meaningfully participates in environmental decision-making processes. This course examines how environmental processes and policies interact with race and class to differentially affect people's exposure to environmental harms and their ability to participate in environmental decision-making. We will review the history of the environmental justice movement in the U.S. and use an environmental justice framework to examine various case studies and responses to environmental injustice.Through these examinations, students will enhance their ability to analyze the impact of environmental work on vulnerable communities and improve their ability to work with diverse social groups in the U.S.

When Offered Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Describe the three types of environmental justice and how they manifest in environmental problems.
  • Describe the history of the environmental justice movement, its main tenets, and its relationship to the mainstream environmental movement.
  • Explain how politics, economics, and structural racism have led to differential environmental outcomes within the U.S.
  • Evaluate an environmental problem using the three types of environmental justice.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1088 NTRES 2000   LEC 001

    • MTWRF Online Meeting
    • Jun 21 - Jul 30, 2021
    • Naiman, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=3396