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PHIL 43308 - Section 01: Environmental Justice (CRN 20142)

Course Description:
?Environmental injustice? (EIJ) refers to the fact that children, minorities, and poor people receive higher exposures to environmental toxins that damage their health and kill them. This course is designed to understand and to address EIJ, and it is for people interested in environmental problems and the social injustices that they cause. It will cover flaws in scientific method and in ethics that cause EIJ. Course is hands-on, practical, and dedicated to showing students how to do environment-related social-justice analysis and how to analyze environmental-impact assessments. Students choose individual projects on which to work, and these projects determine most of the course grade. These projects also are designed to help influence environmental policy or to serve the needs of specific pollution-threatened poor or minority communities. For more information, see the syllabus at Course Prerequisites: Instructor's permission required if student is not a philosophy, pre-med, science, math, or engineering major (via email to to register for course. Course Requirements: There are weekly quizzes; but no tests and no exams, 2 short, analytic papers; participation in classroom analysis, and one student-chosen project. Students each choose an EJ project on which to work, so that they can use techniques (learned in the course) to promote real-world social justice and improved use of scientific methods in specific poor or minority communities who are victimized by pollution. There are no exams. Course Texts include Peter Singer, One World; Shrader-Frechette, Environmental Justice; and a variety of articles from scientific and medical journals.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2017
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
College of Engineering (EG) ,  College of Science (SC)

Course Attributes:
CSTE - CST Elective ,  ENST - Energy Studies ,  PHI2 - old Core 2nd Philosophy ,  PSIM - Poverty Studies Elect. ,  SUS2 - Impacts ,  ZCSC-Commnty Engagmnt Course ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 8 5 3

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
PHIL  43308 01, CRN 20142  (Primary) 8 5 3
STV  43396 01, CRN 20687   1 0 1
BIOS  50544 01, CRN 21064   3 0 3
Total 12 5 7
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Instructor's Description of Course » Shrader-Frechette, Kristin » PHIL  43308 - Section 01:  Environmental Justice (CRN 20142)
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Enrollment History » PHIL 43308 Environmental Justice (CRN 20142)
Enrollment over the last three years
Course was recently taught in FA14
Average number of students: 7
Composition of Students First Year Soph Junior Senior/5th Grad/Prof
Arts and Letters       17%  
Science   17% 17% 50%  

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