2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPOLS 3302 Environmental Politics and Policy

Environmental politics and policies shape people’s lives in both overt and subtle, including sometimes invisible, ways. We are increasingly impacted by environmental politics and policies in the “age of the Anthropocene”—when human impacts on the environment are provoking irreversible and far reaching change. This course examines several substantive issue and policy areas in international and transnational perspective, including water privatization, oil and gas development, and climate change. Conceptually, the course pays particular attention to issues of procedural justice, or the politics of participation in decision-making, and culminates with a section on environmental social movements and activism.




CANTH 1101 or CGLST 2320 or CNCSI 2100 or CPOLS 1101