Graduate Courses

We are actively seeking titles and descriptions of relevent graduate courses from professors at the University of Minnesota for dissemination among interested faculty and graduate students. Upcoming courses include:


Summer 2017

LA 5705 (Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions), Summer 2017, with Laura Musacchio


Fall 2017

GER 3651/5610 (Environmental Thinking), Fall 2017, with Charlotte Melin

HSCI 3244/5244 (Nature's History: Science, Humans and the Environment), Fall 2017 with Sally Gregory Kohlstedt

PA 5290 Topics in Planning: Environmental Equity (section 3), with Dan Milz

This graduate-level Environmental Equity course will address theory, methods, cases, and engagement.  Advanced undergraduates will be admitted to the course with permission from the instructor.

What do Flint and Standing Rock have in common? While different in many ways, they ultimately represent the most recent examples of how social, cultural, and economic inequalities collide with environmental issues. In such cases, it is often the marginalized and disempowered who bear the greatest environmental costs. The public outcry about Flint and Standing Rock have reinvigorated the global conversation on environmental equity, and this course will be a deep dive into this conversation. Why are patterns of environmental inequity so stubborn? How are environmental costs and benefits distributed across different places and peoples? What can be done to correct current imbalances and to prevent the next Flint, the next Standing Rock? Students will walk away from this course prepared to thoughtfully answer these and other questions about environmental equity.


Spring 2018

ALL 5920 (Ecocinema), Spring 2018, with Christine Marran

ENGL 8090 (Ecocritical Food Studies), Spring 2018, with Dan Philippon

COMM 4250 (Environmental Communication), Spring 2018, with Mark Pedelty


If you will be teaching a graduate course in 2017-18 that you wish to publicize among members of the EHI, please share it with us at