11.368 Environmental Justice

As taught in: Fall 2004

A distant photo of big buildings, warehouses, and cranes.

Tacoma Shipyard, photograph by Michael Lane, 2005. (Image courtesy of openphoto.net.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. JoAnn Carmin

Course Description

This class explores the foundations of the environmental justice movement, current and emerging issues, and the application of environmental justice analysis to environmental policy and planning. It examines claims made by diverse groups along with the policy and civil society responses that address perceived inequity and injustice. While focused mainly on the United States, international issues and perspectives are also considered.