Why Study Sustainable Justice?
Sustainable justice combines sustainability’s three-pronged approach (environment, society and economics) with the environmental justice perspective that issues of race, class, gender and species are integral to our work with the environment and economics. A truly interdisciplinary minor, UW-River Falls sustainable justice program utilizes personalized learning, passionate faculty and vibrant student organizations to provide a well-rounded perspective.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Understand the interrelated nature of social, economic and environmental issues as they're manifested across different races, genders, species and places.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to analyze and envision solutions to eco-justice problems.
- Utilize and apply knowledge from the environmental humanities and sciences, as well as from diverse human communities.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Employ sustainable justice concepts to enhance inclusive well-being across human-to-human and human-to-environment relations.
Types of Courses
- Collaborative Community-Based Research
- Defining Sustainability Through Documentary Film
- Environmental Sustainability
- Foundations of Outdoor Leadership
- Global Water Resources
- Literature of Environmental Justice
- Sustainability from the Perspective of the Arts
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Sustainable Justice Foundations
Our sustainable justice minor provides you with a truly interdisciplinary educational experience. As a part of the minor, you’ll take a Sustainable Justice Foundations course plus three core courses. You’ll complete an internship, practicum or collaborative community-based research project worth three credits in addition to taking nine credit hours of directed electives. Your options for those electives span a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, communication studies, computer science and information systems, English, physical education and teacher education.
Sustainable justice minors graduate with degrees in a wide variety of areas and can seek roles across the career spectrum. Positions that utilize a sustainable justice education may include:
- Development Officer
- Community Organizer
- Environmental Advocate
- Environmental or Public Interest Attorney
- Sustainable Building and Energy Specialist