Mar 31, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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POLS 4260 - Politics of the Contemporary Environmental Movement

Analysis of the U.S. modern environmental movement including the characteristics and contributions of the mainstream; radical environmentalists’ tactics and philosophies; grassroots environmentalism, and the role of women in environmental activism, and environmental racism and justice, and the role of people of color in the environmental movement.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the tactics and philosophies of radical environmentalism; differentiate between civil disobedience and ecotage; explain how radical environmentalists justify ecotage; critically analyze.
  • Discuss the evolution of grassroots environmental activism; explain the contributions made by women, and analyze the forms of gender discrimination faced by women activists.
  • Discuss the characteristics and contributions of the environmental mainstream, and explain their significance.
  • Discuss the catalysts for environmental activism by people of color; define key terms including disproportionate impact, and environmental justice; and critically analyze environmental racism.

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