INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-620
Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include water; food and agriculture; climate and energy; policy analysis; sustainable design; comparative environmental politics; and environmental security. Usually offered every term.

SIS-620
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Policy Analysis for Global Environmental Politics

Provides critical literacy in the major policy-analytic techniques used in environmental policy, including cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, impact assessment, multi-stakeholder processes, effectiveness assessment, conflict/post-conflict assessment, sustainability indicators, and social marketing. Emphasis is placed on analytic techniques most commonly used in and around international institutions.

SIS-620
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Political Ecology of Waste

How much waste a society produces, and what it does with it says a lot about societal attitudes towards nature, abundance and thrift, to say nothing of prevailing political and economic structures and ideologies and environmental conditions. This course examines the myriad ways that waste is produced and managed in developed and developing countries, with an eye towards uncovering how waste management paradigms are integrated with consumption and production patterns and influenced by geography and political-economy. Different levels of economic development influence what is valued as a resource as opposed to a waste material. Varying geographic conditions, from amount of land available per capita to scarcity of resources such as wood fiber and minerals influence policies pertaining to levels of waste produced, and what is done with it after it has no value as a commodity. Finally, the nature and scale of governance structures, prevailing ideologies, and how political institutions reflect or reproduce certain economic arrangements has tremendous impact on the overall direction of waste management.

SIS-620
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SPRING 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Politics of Conservation

How is the world to respond to increasing losses of biodiversity and habitats? This course looks at the environmental and human impacts of conservation interventions. By considering parks and protected areas to more recent measures such as forest preservation through carbon financing, students examine the grounded effects of interventions in order to design and implement more socially and ecologically sound responses.

SIS-620
001
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

SIS-620
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

SIS-620
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

SIS-620
005
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

SIS-620
A01
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

SIS-620
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2016

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)