Climate Justice at Universities

JSIS B 435/ 435
  • Quarters: Autumn
  • General Education Requirements: DIV, SSc
  • Instructors: Danya Al-Saleh

What is the role of universities in upholding the injustices of an extractive fossil fuel-based economy? Is the university a climate actor? This course will begin with a grounding in studies of U.S. universities and their role in producing expertise and labor that facilitated slavery, Indigenous dispossession, environmental destruction, and imperialism. Students will then collectively investigate the role and responsibility of their university in contemporary struggles for climate justice. Topics include divestment from fossil fuels, campus infrastructure, and social movements.