Jun 30, 2022
ENGL 344 - Literatures of Environmental Justice
Units: 4; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Sustainability
In this course, students will explore literature inspired by and reflecting on environmental justice movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, addressing ecological crisis in dialogue with social justice movements within the United States and around the world.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Sustainability
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to critical analyze and informative engage a history of environmental justice movements and social justice activist concerned with ecological crisis as reflected through literary and cultural texts;
- Students will be able to use the methodological and critical tools of literary and cultural studies theory to explore, address, and creative engage social movements in the United States and around the world.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
- analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
- describe key threats to environmental sustainability; and
- explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.
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