Course Overview


This course introduces students to some of the cross-disciplinary concepts that shape how complex environmental challenges are defined, studied, and addressed. These concepts include biodiversity, climate change, ecosystem, environmental racism, pollution, sustainability, and wilderness. A toolkit for environmental studies, the course examines a wide range of case studies—from the U.S. National Park Service and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit and Extinction Rebellion.


Joni Adamson, David Naguib Pellow and William Gleason, Keywords for Environmental Studies

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Stephanie Foote, editors, The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

Tommy Pico, Nature Poem

Lauren Redniss, Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West