Sustainable Justice Minor

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Date Posted: July 13, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


Program Goals:

  • Explore sustainability through an environmental justice lens.

  • Introduce students to both the environmental humanities and the environmental sciences, developing a transdisciplinary approach to solving sustainability problems.

  • Provide different cultural perspectives on human identity, and the way these views shape our environmental, social, and economic relations.

  • Encourage students’ awareness of their social, economic, and environmental behaviors and how they can promote sustainable justice in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to: * Recognize the interrelated nature of social, economic, and environmental issues as manifested across differences of race, class, gender, sexuality, species, and place.

  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to analyze and envision solutions to eco-justice problems, utilizing knowledge from the environmental humanities and sciences as well as from diverse human communities.

  • Apply concepts of sustainable justice to enhance inclusive well-being across human-human and human-environment relations.

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