Environment, Race, and the Psychology of Place
This service-learning course will focus on the experience of humans living within physical, social, and psychological spaces. We will use a constructivist, multidisciplinary, multilevel lens to examine the interrelationship between humans and the natural and built environments, to explore the impact of racial/ethnic group membership on person/environment interactions, and to provide a critical analysis of social dynamics in the environmental movement. The community partnership/service-learning component is an important part of this class. We will work with local agencies to promote adaptive person/environment interactions within our community.