Minor in Environmental Studies - Politics of Climate Change POLI 4380   Politics of Climate Change
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines the interactions between politics and a changing climate. Core questions include: What lies behind political disagreements over how to respond to climate change? What does climate change mean for various political, social, and economic projects? Topics include: the role of science and economics in climate politics; the new “climate capitalism”; non-capitalist alternatives that question growth and consumerism while emphasizing “climate justice”; Canada’s particular difficulties in addressing climate change; climate politics at the personal level; international climate negotiations; and the politics of geo-engineering.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

FORMAT COMMENTS: Primarily seminar with some lecture time.
PREREQUISITES: POLI 3385 or permission of the instructor.
CROSS-LISTING: POLI 5380.03
EXCLUSIONS: POLI 3380 Politics of Climate Change