ENVI 328 Global Environmental Politics (W)

Last offered Fall 2015

Cross Listed as PSCI328
In the last two weeks of our Fall 2015 semester, world leaders will gather in Paris with the aim of finalizing an arduously negotiated global agreement on climate change. This new treaty will determine whether we, as a global community, can still be on track to avoid catastrophic climate change. In the first ten weeks of this writing-intensive course, we will turn to a broad array of case studies to examine how, by whom, and to what effect global environmental governance is shaped and implemented. Case studies will build on original documents, scholarship from a variety of disciplines, and class visits by practitioners and negotiators and will include chemicals management, atmospheric pollution, species protection, transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms, forest management, and environmental rights. By building on the last four decades of international efforts to regulate the environmental commons, we will develop research projects to complete as we engage in a "virtual field-trip" to the Paris Climate Summit in the last two weeks of the semester.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, several shorter writing assignments, and a research paper to be completed in stages over the course of the semester
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: ENVI 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Environmental Policy majors, Environmental Science majors, Environmental Studies concentrators and Political Science majors
Department Notes: satisfies the "Environmental Policy" requirement for the Environmental Policy major and the Environmental Studies concentration
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy,ENVP PTL Theory/Method Courses,ENVP PE-A Group Electives,ENVP PTL-A Group Electives,ENVP SC-A Group Electives,JLST Interdepartmental Electives,POEC International Political Economy Courses,PSCI Research Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1456
ENVI 328 SEM Global Environmental Politics (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Pia M. Kohler
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