The aim of the course is to expose students to the most recent literature and perspectives on the topic of environmental justice. This course will examine the evidence concerning the occurrence of environmental injustices, explanations for this phenomenon, its links to health and other quality of life consequences, and how affected groups and government have responded. In addition, environmental justice issues and movements in the U.S. and in developing countries will be compared. Policy proposals addressing environmental justice issues will also be explored. Professor Mohai is a founder of the field of environmental justice. He co-organized with Dr. Bunyan Bryant the historic 1990 "Michigan Conference on Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards", has provided testimony to the U.S. Congress on the issue of Environmental Justice, and is currently a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC).
Offered every other year