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ENV 3500 Women and the Environment

This course examines the perceived, existing, and potential links between women and the environment with an emphasis on the roles of women in environmental movements, climate change, climate justice, forest conservation, water management, disaster recovery, women perceptions of environmental risk, and other environmental issues. Through reading, discussion, documentary films and research project, we will explore how social, economic, political and cultural systems shape women’s environmental experiences and their resistance and strategies for social change.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Recognize and assess the various linkages between economic development, the environment, and social struggles
  • Understand the ways in which environmental issues are “gendered”
  • Explain the interconnection of gender and the environment
  • Understand women’s roles as leaders of some groundbreaking environmental movements & policy initiatives in the US and globally
  • Analyze the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and class in environmental policies and movements