Minor in Law, Justice and Society - Politics of the Environment POLI 3385   Politics of the Environment
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines competing perspectives on the political, social, and economic forces driving environmental degradation, as well as differing visions of the types of political change required for ecological sustainability. Topics include: competing perspectives on ideas of limits to growth and sustainable development; the links between poverty, North-South inequality, and environmental degradation; population growth; the promise and limits of technological solutions; consumerism and ecological degradation; market-based environmentalism; ecological modernization; and ecological critiques of capitalism.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion

PREREQUISITES: Previous course in Political Science recommended
EXCLUSIONS: POLI 3585.03