ASIA 313 - Environmental Problems and Environmental Activism in the People’s Republic of China
Explores China’s complex environmental issues, their historical roots, and social implications. Also examines the rise of environmental social activism in China. Using pedagogical methods from InterGroup Dialogues (IGD), students are provided with the intellectual tools to analyze issues of power, privilege, and identity and by extension, their own position in the world in relation to these environmental issues. This course is linked to an extended study to China. Students travel to the People’s Republic of China, where they will examine sites of environmental problems, but also meet activists and see their work in progress. The trip will also bring to the forefront some of the issues of power, privilege, and race issues that were discussed in the course.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts Practices: Confronting Collective Challenges
Core Component: Global Engagements
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