Course Project Topic Selection
For the Course Project, you will develop an understanding of environmental racism and environmental justice by identifying a local community.
- Define the concepts of environmental racism and environmental justice.
- Research examples of environmental racism in America. Suggested examples include hazardous waste landfill, Warren County, North Carolina; Cancer Alley, Louisiana; Flint, Michigan; nuclear waste, Western Shoshone’s Yucca Mountain; and so on.
- Identify one local example of environmental racism.
- Develop five sociological research questions particular to the example under study. Some questions to consider are the following.
Your assignment this week is to write a two-page APA paper (not including cover page and reference page; no abstract required) about the issue of environmental justice and racism affecting the local community. You will use the guiding questions provided under tasks to organize your paper. Complete a Reference page where you cite sources and/or websites in APA format.
You will be graded based on the rubric below.