Learning Pathways - Environmental Justice


The Environmental Justice pathway emphasizes the causes and consequences of the distribution of environmental problems. In other words, this pathway allows students to focus on why some poor and minority communities are more likely to experience a host of environmental burdens, as well as exploring the impact of that disproportionate environmental exposure. Understanding why some neighborhoods, communities, regions and countries benefit from environmental protection, while others do not, provides students with a concrete skill set and a critical perspective on environmental problems, community organizing and public participation, good governance, and research methods. Students who pursue this pathway will be well situated for careers in public policy, international relations, environmental advocacy, and environmental research.


Byron Santangelo, English - Co-Lead Faculty Member, Environmental Justice
Dorothy Daley, Public Affairs & Administration - Co-Lead Faculty Member, Environmental Justice
Byron Caminero-Santangelo, English
Dorothy Daley, Political Science
Dietrich Earnhart, Economics
Joane Nagel, Sociology
Jay T Johnson, Geography
Ray Pierotti, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Stacey White, Urban Planning


Suggested Courses

Typically Offered Every Year

Typically Offered Every Two Years

Typically Offered Less Than Every Two Years

Typically Offered in the Summer


PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in enrolling in one of the courses listed above, remember to check the Schedule of Classes or contact the offering department (e.g., Geography & Atmospheric Science) to verify that the course will be offered during the semester in which you plan to enroll in the course.

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