Middlebury

ENVS 0209

Gender Health Environment

Gender Health Environment
Growing concern for the protection of the environment and human health has led policy makers and scholars to consider ways in which gender, class, and race and other forms of identity mediate human-environment interactions. In this course we will explore how access to, control over, and distribution of resources influence environmental and health outcomes both in terms of social inequities and ecological decline. Specific issues we will cover include: ecofeminism, food security, population, gendered conservation, environmental toxins, climate change, food justice, and the green revolution. We will draw comparisons between different societies around the globe as well as look at dynamics between individuals within a society. The majority of case studies are drawn from Sub Saharan Africa and Asia, however some comparisons are also made with the United States. (National/Transnational Feminisms) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP SAF SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0209

Sections in Spring 2018

Spring 2018

ENVS0209A-S18 Lecture (Baker-Medard)
ENVS0209X-S18 Discussion (Baker-Medard)
ENVS0209Y-S18 Discussion (Baker-Medard)