GBST 288
Environmental Security: Policy Dilemmas and Solutions Spring 2024
Division II
Cross-listed ENVI 288
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Water wars. Climate refugees. Scarcity-induced conflict. These and other challenges shape collective discourses about the climate change present and future. This course explores the relationship between environmental and security issues. It surveys the emergence of environmental security as a field of study and a policy arena. Students will engage a range of materials, including policy documents from the United Nations, international non-governmental organizations, global think tanks, the United States Department of Defense, and other security agencies. Students will also explore critical scholarship on the possibilities and limitations of environmental security as a leading policy paradigm.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3295
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class discussions; Two short response papers (2-5 pages each); Semester-long group policy project, including a mid-term policy report (4-6 pages) and a final group presentation as part of a mini conference put on by the class.
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: environmental studies majors and concentrators; global studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 288 Division II GBST 288 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
ENVI Environmental Policy
EVST Social Science/Policy

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