FYSE 1010

Environmental Intimacies

Environmental Intimacies, Injustice and the Politics of Care
Pleasure activism is a framework for social and environmental change. It is an invitation to better know ourselves and see how embracing what brings us joy is central to dismantling sexist, racist and homophobic structures of oppression. This course explores how self-love, healing and harm reduction are necessary for our liberation and survival on an unjust and warming planet. This course asks what it takes to move from a place of despair to action, and how might new avenues of connection and consent be forged across social and geographic difference? We will read Adrienne Maree Brown’s Pleasure Activism, Sarah Jaquette Ray’s A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety, and a suite of other scholars and activists focused on related work including climate justice, queer ecology, ecosexuality, solidarity work, feminist ethics of care, and re-imagining human-nature relations.
First Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar Program
Requirements Fulfilled:


Fall 2023

FYSE1010A-F23 Seminar

Fall 2022

FYSE1010A-F22 Seminar (Baker-Medard)

Fall 2007

FYSE1010A-F07 Seminar (Prasch)

Fall 2003

FYSE1010A-F03 Lecture (Prasch)