POLSC 20408 - Environmental Political Theory

Overview

Course Title

Environmental Political Theory

Department(s)

Description

This course examines competing answers to a set of core questions: to what extent are humans a part of nature? How should humans interact with their environments? In what ways are environmental issues always already political ones? The course will examine these questions through a number of different intellectual traditions and conceptual approaches, with special attention to the intersections of race, class, gender, and colonialism in each. In particular, the course will center the work of feminist and indigenous scholars as we deal with the environmental issues that arise in the context of Western liberal democracy, the Anthropocene, and global climate change.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

012520

Course Schedule