Jun 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGH 311 - Environmental Justice Literature

4 credits
This course investigates the ways literary works have responded to environmental injustice in the U.S., focusing especially on the connection between environmental and social oppression. Since environmental injustice has a disproportionate impact on women, low-income populations, and people of color, this course examines the ways multi-ethnic literary texts represent the environment in order to understand how the exploitation of nature is linked to the exploitation of people. Students will explore literary responses to environmental justice issues like globalization, working conditions, food, factory farming, water rights, health equity, toxic waste, and the mining of natural resources.  Prerequisite: ENGH 150   or ESS 210  



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