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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Course Number: MSUS 6000
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course focuses on the growth of 'chemical environmentalism' and the rise of social justice movements. It begins with Rachel Carson and her celebrated book "Silent Spring" on the dangers of pesticides, explores the community toxics movements battling industrial pollution, and examines the rise of environmental justice activism in the 1980s, the struggle to regulate chemical carcinogens and endocrine disruptors in the 1990s and recent controversies over 'fracking' in natural gas exploration.
Not open to Freshman students.
Not open to Junior students.
Not open to Sophomore students.