Environmental Justice

About the Program

This living community is for freshmen environmental science concentration students and other students interested in exploring the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to their living environment.

Student Profile

christopher2  Name: Christopher

Home Town: Rib Mountain, WI

Major: Undecided

Hobbies:-Music, the Outdoors, Snowboarding

Why you choose Stout - The comfortable size, location and the unique majors.

I would you recommend the Environmental Justice Learning Community to incoming freshmen because it is the ultimate learning experience for incoming freshmen. It’s the greatest way to unite people that share interest in sustainability. Being a member of the Environmental Justice learning community helped me start off college on the right foot, from success in classes to building lasting friendships.

Classes You'll Take


BIO-111 Science, Society, and the Environment (4 cr.)

Relationship of humans to the natural environment. Ecological principles in relation to contemporary problems such as resource utilization, species extinction, human population dynamics, waste, and pollution generation and control. This class meets the Natural Science with Lab General Education Requirement.

ENGL-101 Freshman English – Composition (3 cr.)

Principles and practices of writing; documented paper. This class fulfills 3 of the 8 credits for the Communication Skills General Education Requirement.

Where You Will Live

This is a non residential learning community and is not linked to a resident hall or floor. On campus and commuter students welcome.

What We Do

This learning community will include opportunities that encourage connections with the UW-Stout campus and non-profit social services organizations of Dunn County. Students will participate in a service learning opportunity that assists the community-wide Christmas for Kids program hosted at UW-Stout.

Faculty and Staff



Name: Dr. Krista James

Contact: jamesk@uwstout.edu

Why do you choose to teach the Learning Communities classes?:
I love getting to know the students at a deeper level. I also enjoy seeing the students develop close friendships as a result of being involved with the community.


Name: Joan Menefee

Class: ENGL 101

Contact: menefeej@uwstout.edu

Hobbies and Interests:
Hiking, fishing, quilting, gardening

The most interesting thing I've ever done: Climbed Mt. St. Helens or lived in the Czech Republic for two years

Community Profile

Number of Participants: 25

Living Location: Not Applicable

Classes: Bio-111 and ENGL 101