SOCY 3202 Race, Class, and Environmental Justice
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SOC 29.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Processes that create inequality and how they impact the uneven distribution of environmental degradation and protection. Placement of hazardous facilities in minority communities, unequal protection of environmental health, employment structure of hazardous industrial workplaces, socio-ecological conditions of migrant farm workers, extraction of resources from Native lands, population control initiatives directed at peoples-of-color, and the national and transnational export of toxic waste.
Prerequisite: any one of the following: Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], 1230 [2.3], Core Studies 3, 4, 9, History 3005, Urban Sustainability *1001 , Sociology *1101  or permission of the chairperson.