May 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 344 - Environmental Politics

Introduces contemporary environmental problems and politics. Activities and projects enable students to examine how political systems, institutions, policy processes, movements, perceptions of the environment, and power account for outcomes in environmental policy, administration, and development. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify roles of political systems and institutions, policy processes, movements, and relations of power in creating outcomes observed in environmental policymaking and public administration
  • Examine and describe environmental problems and related ecological processes that pose challenges to sustainable development that must be addressed by political and policy processes
  • Examine contemporary political conflicts and debates related to a particular environmental problem and appraise how these are informed (or not) by research findings on dimensions of the environmental problem
  • Apply models from public policy and the social sciences to assess how relations of power influence the efficacy of solving environmental problems and addressing challenges to sustainable development
  • Formulate and propose political and policy solutions to a particular contemporary environmental problem
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