Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ES 242 - Gender and Environment (4 Cr.)

(WGS 242) (GCR ENV)(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies Area)(GCR-RPP)
This course develops a decolonial-feminist theoretical approach to examining gendered relationships to nature. It critically examines how discourses of nature are shaped through imperial, racist, sexist, ableist, heterosexist, and colonial systems of oppression that construct our everyday relationships to the environment. In this course, we will examine social constructions of gender, race, and nature, intersectional identities, and gendered body politics in relation to the environment to make sense of how gender and race mediate environmental experiences. The course examines everyday forms of knowledge production developed through readings, podcasts, and films from those situated across global north and south positions. Students will become familiar with similarities and differences in gendered relationships to the environment through specific areas of environmental study: animals, resource access and distribution, and environmental organizing and activism. Fall semester. Billo.