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Summer 2018

All courses on this list are open to Alumni. Community members are eligible to take the courses listed below that are offered on the campus nearest to them. For information about eligibility, please visit our Community Audit page.

The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

This schedule is subject to change.

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Title:   Urban Political Ecology      

Course Number:      UEP 0194AB
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: Paige Hall 007

Course Description:

Political ecology offers a conceptual toolkit to explore the social and political relationships between people and the environment in various contexts and scales. For urban planners, ecologists, policy makers, and/or activists, this multi-disciplinary field offers a powerful critique of ecological change, and provides strategies for incorporating politics into otherwise seemingly apolitical discussions of urban nature. Students will engage with key debates that reinforce the interdependency of 'society' and 'nature', such as the links between environmental degradation and marginalization as well as the weaknesses of mainstream discourses on conservation and sustainability. Case studies will review how political interests shape our ideas of greenery, water, and food.

Instructor: Liat Racin

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): MW           Times: 6:00-9:30 PM                     
Status: Open


Summer at Tufts offers something for everyone. Need more inspiration? Check out our full course list!