[F&ES 627] / 2017-2018

American Environmentalism

Credits: 1


What is environmentalism? The purpose of this seminar is to rigorously discuss that question and use our answers to better understand why we work to protect the environment, with a constant focus on what diverse environmental perspectives mean for environmental policy and law. This course focuses on the tools and tactics of environmental protection, but also on the values that drive environmentalism. The course in part traces the history of environmentalism, studies campaign techniques, and analyzes environmental laws, but we look at these issues in the broader context of what it means to be an environmentalist. Through our discussions we try to construct a vision of effective and lasting environmentalism for the present and the future while challenging ourselves to think about our own values and theories of change; about why we entered this field in the first place
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