Earth Justice: Introduction to Sustainability Studies

Institution: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Instructor: Milena Popov

Description: We are used to thinking about nature and culture, society and the environment as separate spheres, and we still often discuss issues of social justice and questions of environmental protection as if they bore no relation to each other. The already devastating effects of human-induced climate-change around the globe – borne most heavily by the least privileged – are only the most obvious and urgent reminder that such distinctions are based on false premises. Drawing from the social sciences, the humanities, and the sciences, this interdisciplinary course will provide you with an understanding of the main principles and issues of environmental justice, emphasizing their international scope and the inextricable connection of the local and the global in matters of environmental equity.

Level: Undergraduate

Country: United States