Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Certificate

The Certificate in Environmental Justice offers students an integrated social science and humanities approach for understanding, analyzing and problem-solving around domestic and international environmental inequalities and injustices.

Degree specific credits: 15

Required Courses (6cr): 

ENST 489S: Environmental Justice Issues & Solutions

ENST 410: TEK of Indigenous Peoples 

Approved Electives (9cr):

ENST 320: Earth Ethics

ENST 398: Internship (advisor-approved)

ENST 427: Social Issues: The Mekong Delta

ENST 487: Globalization, Justice and Environment

ANTY 323X: Native Americans of Montana

ANTY 326E: Indigenous Peoples & the Ethics of Development

BGEN 445: Sustainability Reporting

CHTH 355: Theory and Practice of Community Health Education

CHTH 440: Principles of Epidemiology

GPHY 284: Intro to GIS and Cartography

GPHY 433: Community Resilience

GPHY 468: Community & Regional Analysis

HSTA 344: African-American Struggle for Equality

NASX 304E: Native American Beliefs/Philosophy

NASX 475: Tribal Sovereignty

NRSM 349E: Climate Change Ethics/Policy

PHAR 320: American Indian Health Issues

PHL 422: Environmental Philosophy

PSCI 431: Politics of Global Migration

PSCI 463: Development Administration

PUBH 325: Environmental and Occupational Health

SOCI 220S: Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 318: Sociological Research Methods

SOCI 325: Social Stratification

WGSS 363: Feminist Theory and Methods

GPA Requirements:  Students must achieve at least an overall grade point average of 3.0 for courses within the certificate program. The certificate will only be awarded upon the successful completion of all requirements and the attainment of an undergraduate degree.

class at the berkely pit in Butte
Robin Saha's Environmental Justice class at the Berekley Pit, Butte.


Rosalyn La Pier Associate Professor

Office: Jeannette Rankin Hall 104
Email: rosalyn.lapier@mso.umt.edu

Robin Saha Associate Professor

Office: JRH 018
Email: robin.saha@umontana.edu

Dan Spencer Professor

Office: JRH 107A
Email: daniel.spencer@umontana.edu
Field of Study:

Globalization and the Environment; Ecological Restoration and Community Participation in Restoration; Environmental Ethics, Philosophy, and Theology; Religion and Ecology; Environmental Issues in Latin America; Climate Change in Southeast Asia