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Summer 2018

These courses meet in the evening; at or after 5:00 p.m.

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

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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
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50230

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open


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