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Environmental Justice | 47xx

This course will introduce students to environmental injustice - the disproportionate environmental impacts to low-income and of color communities. The study of environmental injustice delves into environmental, civil rights and poverty issues. Specifically, environmental justice seeks to remove these disproportionate impacts through a combination of laws, most notably civil rights, environmental and tort. Students completing this course will understand what environmental injustice is, the history of the Environmental Justice movement in the United States and the tools used to try to level the playing field regarding environmental justice decision-making. The class will include hands-on exposure to those facing such environmental injustices. The grade for this course will be based on class participation, short assignments and a final paper.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This couse does satisfy the Upper Level Writing (ULW) requirement.


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Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208