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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog

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ENVT 330 - Environment, Sustainability, and Social Justice

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Sustainability
Environmental sustainability and social justice interactions, US and international. Social and ethical implications of environmental and resource limits. Sustainable development as a vehicle for social justice.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better; and junior, senior, or post-baccalaureate standing.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify causes of environmental injustice, based on evidence and case studies. 
  2. Identify interactions between environmental decline, social conflict, and insecurity, and their implications for poor and minority groups.
  3. Explain how globalization has exported environmental injustice, identifying relevant examples.
  4. Evaluate the implications of distributional equity goals and environmental limits for global population and consumption levels and vice versa.
  5. Describe prominent approaches and strategies for achieving an environmentally sustainable and socially just world.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. 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;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
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  1. identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, either in general or in relation to a specific problem;
  2. analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems;
  3. describe key threats to environmental sustainability;
  4. explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.

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