Course Details

01:790:350 Environmental Politics-United States and International

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Focus area for the major: Foreign and International Politics
  • Course for Minor: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Government and Business
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Course Description:

The purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the pertinent issues and institutions relating to the politics of the environment and to orient these elements within the greater context of public policy formation. Given the myriad of issues and institutions related to environmental politics, each session of the course will serve to address a particular group of issues and institutions, with our discussions building upon lessons learned in previous sessions. The class shall proceed in two sections. The first section will introduce the environmental issues and actors pertinent to the environmental policy of the United States. The second section shall emphasize the international aspects of environmental politics such as cross-border pollution, international regimes, the effects of trade and competition, climate change, and environmental justice.