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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-350
Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including human geography, politics of population, international environmental politics, health in the developing world, and health communication. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-250.

SISU-350
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3)

International Environmental Politics

Global environmental problems are among the most profound challenges facing humanity. They currently undermine the quality of life for many and threaten, in the extreme, to compromise the fundamental, organic infrastructure that supports all life on earth. This course introduces students to the socio-political dynamics of global environmental affairs. It explores the causes of environmental harm and mechanisms of governance currently in place to respond. It does this through the lens of several of key international environmental treaties, including those related to biodiversity conservation, chemicals regulation, and climate change. Students gain familiarity with the political and legal landscape of international environmental relations, including the role that power plays in the emergence and management of environmental problems.

SISU-350
004
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3)

International Environmental Politics

Global environmental problems are among the most profound challenges facing humanity. They currently undermine the quality of life for many and threaten, in the extreme, to compromise the fundamental, organic infrastructure that supports all life on earth. This course introduces students to the socio-political dynamics of global environmental affairs. It explores the causes of environmental harm and mechanisms of governance currently in place to respond. It does this through the lens of several of key international environmental treaties, including those related to biodiversity conservation, chemicals regulation, and climate change. Students gain familiarity with the political and legal landscape of international environmental relations, including the role that power plays in the emergence and management of environmental problems.

SISU-350
005
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (3)

Tourism and Globalization

This course considers the impact of tourism on global politics and economy through an examination of various forms of ecological, cultural, and political tourism, including ecotourism, dark tourism, agro-tourism, sex tourism, adventure tourism, heritage tourism, and more. Guest speakers present case studies on tourism's role as a constructive and destructive force in international understanding, resource management, global health, local economies, and indigenous cultures. The class collaborates on a project for a real-world patron