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Unformatted text preview: JUS 444: ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE Justice and Social Inquiry School of Social Transformation Arizona State University COURSE SYLLABUS — SPRING 2011 Course / Instructor Information Schedule Line #: 18435 Meeting Time/Location: Tuesday/Thursday — 3:00 to 4:15PM Room: ED (Farmer) 340 Instructor: Jason Kelley Email: [email protected] Office: Wilson Hall Room 254 Office Hours: Thursday — Noon to 1:00 PM or by appointment Course Description: This course introduces students to concepts of environmental justice. The class is divided into three sections. During the first section, human impacts on environmental systems are examined. Against this backdrop, general concepts of social justice, environmental racism and environmental justice are examined, in addition to the rise of the environmental justice movement in the US. The second section of the course examines various contemporary forms of environmental injustice, including burden-based, benefits- based, and process-based injustices. In addition, methods and techniques for analyzing environmental justice are explored. The final section of the course broadens the discussion to include environmental justice issues at the global scale and impacting non-Western societies, as well as concepts of sustainability and the consideration of future generations and nonhuman life. Course Objectives: The following are the key objectives for the course. To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of the environment and justice, establish a solid understanding of these concepts, and apply these concepts to practical real-life experiences To develop student critical thinking abilities and encourage students to question why things are the way they are in our world To develop student oral and written communication skills and public speaking abilities To facilitate collaboration through the sharing of knowledge and ideas in group activities, discussions and projects To have fun and create a memorable learning experience Course Requirements Attendance: Attendance and participation in every class session is expected and essential to success in the course. As the class meets only twice a week, time is precious, so please arrive to class on time...
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course JUS 444 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at ASU.
- Spring '10