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ASTU 400B Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts - CLIMATE JUSTICE

For upper-division students in the Faculty of Arts. Topics announced annually.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Mode of Delivery Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments Course Requires
In-Person Attendance
BlockedASTU 400B 001Seminar2In-Person Wed17:0020:00

This seminar will focus on how anthropogenic climate change interacts with structural inequities of race, class, locale, and gender to construct unique understandings of climate justice. Students will reflect on how their respective academic discipline and lived identity modulate their proximity to the environmental and sociocultural impacts of climate change. This seminar will take a peer education approach, where collaborative development and facilitation processes support students in co-creating the weekly lesson plans. An equity framework will allow us to weave together multiple intersecting perspectives, for example considering climate change as a social determinant of health; as a burden that disproportionately falls on Black and Indigenous communities; or as a call to action for e and ~

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No prerequisite is required. Interested 3rd and 4th year students are strongly encouraged to send a statement of interest to Student Coordinators Rachel Cheang and Em Mittertreiner at Please include your year of study and major, as well as a 4-5 sentence statement of intent describing your interest in this seminar and reflecting on connections between climate change and your current academic field. Students will be admitted to the course as long as their submission demonstrates that they have interest in the course material and are willing to learn and engage in critical discussion, regardless of relevant experience. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.