Environmental History & Social Justice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Env. Hist & Soc Just
Fall 2023
Taught By: Cresa Pugh
Section: A

CRN: 16173

Credits: 4

This course explores the intricate interplay between human societies and the natural world through the lens of environmental history, while critically examining the dynamics of social justice and equity. Tracing the evolution of human-environment relationships, students will analyze how cultural, economic, and technological factors have shaped perceptions, interactions, and exploitation of ecosystems. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the course delves into historical narratives that illuminate both environmental degradation and moments of ecological awareness. Investigating the unequal distribution of environmental impacts across different communities, the course also underscores the significance of social justice movements in advocating for equitable access to resources, environmental protection, and sustainable futures. By synthesizing historical context with contemporary challenges, students will cultivate a nuanced understanding of how past decisions and power structures continue to shape environmental and social realities, empowering them to engage critically in the pursuit of a just and sustainable world.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:08pm EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 902
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023