Gustavus Adolphus College
Introducing students to a critical realist approach to environmental justice in the U.S. part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Activities
Students in a combined geography and environmental studies undergraduate course are introduced to the concept of environmental justice from a critical realist perspective. The full lesson and activity, which require at least 4.5 hours of class time, plus substantial out-of-class work, will raise student awareness of environmental justice issues in the U.S., and help students differentiate between "spatial science" approaches and "critical realist" approaches to understanding and explaining environmental injustice. Students use the E.P.A.'s environmental justice mapping tool, EJView, and a number of scholarly texts to propose their own research on a U.S. environmental justice case study.
The Uneven Burden of Risk: My Approach to Teaching Environmental Justice part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Anna Versluis, , Gustavus Adolphus College I address environmental justice in the 200-level Nature and Society course that I teach annually at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN. This course is required ...