The students participating in this course should expect to learn the present understanding of environmental policies in the study of political science. Why are some states more likely than others to pursue renewables? Whose responsibility is it to police the environment? How does globalization both help and harm efforts to combat climate change? The class will resemble a graduate level seminar; we will spend most of the class period in discussion of the weekly readings. Students will have an opportunity to independently study an environmental policy or problem of their choosing, thus gaining a deeper awareness of the complexity of this policy subfield.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC; FA CPSC