SOCW 5310. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & GREEN SOCIAL WORK. 3 Hours.
This course examines how a variety of vulnerable or marginalized populations are impacted by environmental injustices, and explores ways that social service professionals can solve environmental justice issues on the micro, mezzo and macro level. Students will explore how issues such as climate change, extreme weather events and environmental toxins intersect with health, mental health, children & youth, older adults, indigenous populations, food deserts, climate-forced migration, international conflict, environmental racism, and more and examine solutions including ecotherapy, climate policy, and community organizing. This course is also offered at the undergraduate level as SOCW 3310. Students who receive credit for this course in the undergraduate program may not repeat the course at the Master's level.