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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GES 703 - JEDI in the Environmental Sector

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In this course, we will work together to critically analyze and develop our understanding of changing realities tied to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in the environmental sciences and in applied environmental work and action.  The first part of the semester will focus on how systemic racism has influenced theoretical development, scientific achievement, and action within the environmental sciences (as academic fields), as well as in environmental action and conservation.  We will then examine efforts and initiatives to-date to promote JEDI within academia, the environmental sciences, and the environmental workforce.  We will spend time exploring the context of Baltimore and Maryland, learning more about ways in which underrepresented communities have experienced environmental injustice, and the role that systemic racism has played in the urban landscape within Baltimore.  We will hold dialogues about the ways in which environmental and climate action moving forward intersects with questions of justice, equity, and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities.  And finally, we’ll chart out specific ways in which the environmental sector, including academic institutions, can better support JEDI in all aspects.  
Course ID: 102938
Linked with/Also listed as BIOL 703, ENEN 703, MEES 703
Components: Lecture
Grading Method: Regular



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