ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, RACISM, and ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES: HOW WHERE YOU LIVE CAN KILL YOU
Course Description:The environmental justice movement has been instrumental in providing a framework for communities to address social and environmental inequalities. Academic researchers have helped in this movement by using various methods to assess the disparate burden of environmental hazards on populations of color, the poor, indigenous populations, immigrants, and other vulnerable groups. Since the beginning of the environmental justice movement, exposures to environmental hazards have been linked to public health. In this course, we will cover environmental justice history, theory and science; discuss linkages between the built environment and environmental injustice, and examine how the built environment can lead to adverse health conditions and racial/ethnic health disparities. We will draw on methods, theory, and data from environmental health sciences, health behavior and health education, sociology, urban planning, geography, epidemiology, anthropology, political science, law and other fields of study.
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