Course Details

Environmental Justice Seminar

Low-income communities of color remain disproportionately exposed to environmental harm. This course will consider the political, social, economic and legal roots of environmental injustice and evaluate the applicability of civil rights, housing, health and environmental laws to challenge these disparities. We will consider political and social movements and the role that they are playing in advancing environmental justice. Current environmental problems facing communities in the greater Chicago area, as well as regional and national environmental problems, will provide important case studies for our discussions. We also will analyze statutes, case law, and scholarly pieces across social science, public health, and legal fields. The role of lawyers working in community will also be discussed throughout the semester and community members and other guests will join us to share important perspectives.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 667

Additional Course Information: Research Writing

Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Environmental Justice Seminar
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12