UGRD > SOCIOL > 290
Environmental Justice & Human Disasters
This course will examine and define environmental justice with special emphasis on human or man-made disasters. Sociological concepts such as race, class and gender, social capital, social stratification, collective efficacy, and community will be defined and used to frame issues and topics. Social science methods will be employed to examine the unequal distribution of environmental risks and benefits across various socially structured hierarchies and contexts.