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LARC162: Environmental Justice: Same World, Different Built Environment

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Literature Review Assignment

On completion of this assignment: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the definition, theories and history of environmental justice (EJ).

A literature review “discusses the relevant research, theoretical and methodological contributions on the topic” (UMD Libraries). For this assignment students will use the resources available in the University Libraries to find one scholarly journal that discusses environmental justice.



You will be submitting a paper with the following elements:

  • Introduction: Define environmental justice.
  • Body: Summarize the article; include at least 3 main points from the article. 
  • Conclusion: Explain why environmental justice is important and how you determine why this is environmental justice. 
  • References
  • Cite your sources! APA preferred
  • 1.5 page - 2 pages double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font


PART II Project Analysis: Discussion
We will compile your submissions and share them with the class in a Discussion titled Project #1 - Literature Review (Part II). Please note that these may not be posted and available for your review until after 10am Friday as we have to embed them into ELMs. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback to three of your classmates’ submissions. What did you learn from each of their submissions? This will be due by the Sunday after your initial submission at 11:59pm. Of course, please remember that your post can be viewed by everyone and should be discussed in a courteous and respectful manner.


Example: Small-Scale Literature Review Assignment