Environment and Society

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Environment and Society
Fall 2024
Taught By: Mia White
Section: A

CRN: 2811

Credits: 4

This course is a broad, critical and introductory exploration of both the roots of the modern environmental crisis, and the environmental studies major at The New School. It is rooted in critical and intersectional approaches to environmental studies, with attention to histories of race, colonization, and capitalism, as well as movements of resistance from indigenous peoples and communities of color. We proceed from the position that society and the natural environment are vitally linked and mutually reinforcing. The uneven distribution of environmental problems such as pollution, habitat conversion, biodiversity decline, deforestation, overfishing, and many other issues both reflect and shape human social organization, relations of power, and understandings of the world. We face a turbulent future in the work to co-develop sustainable systems that prioritize equity in land, food, water, energy, and shelter related needs. These challenges, while daunting, also present tremendous opportunities to learn about how people are already organizing to move towards an ever more socially just and more resilient world.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:20am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024