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Contextualizing Inequity: An Interdisciplinary Approach
ENVS 350
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 350, ANTH 351

The aim of this course is to use an interdisciplinary approach to deconstruct the concept of inequity. We begin with the premise that explications of politico-economic and sociocultural conditions are central to questions of global inequity and injustice, which are paramount in contextualizing environmental concerns. We place great emphasis on history to equally consider the broader material and symbolic field within which both theories and narratives of inequity stem. We question how inequity has been conceptualized and represented in the social sciences, the humanities, as well as the arts. To that end, we will explore works in political science, sociology, anthropology, ethnic and gender studies, literature, performance, and other disciplines with pre- and postquake Haiti as a site of investigation. In so doing, our ultimate aim is to make a case for the significance of both material and symbolic analyses in environmental studies.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
Students will be asked to assess and interpret socio-cultural and political economic differences within the context of North-South.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ENVS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ANTH)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-19-2014
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