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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
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Global Climate Change

An interdisciplinary look at the history, science, policy, and politics of preventing global climate change. This course, for non-specialists as well as environmental studies students, focuses on how we created one of humanity's biggest problems and how to solve it, particularly through education, communications, organizing, and advocacy.

SIS-620
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture

Food presents a unique lens to examine political, cultural, and technological connections to environment and development. This course provides students with an introduction to political ecology and its approach to global food studies. Students use political ecology and social theory paradigms to examine industrial and alternative food networks, including their impacts on the environment, communities, and rural development. Students also examine how food policy and the global food trading system shape these networks and local environments, communities, and development practices.

SIS-620
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Water Governance

Examines international and cross-national dimensions of water politics and policy. Major themes include international and comparative water law; cooperation and conflict in shared river basins; water, poverty, and economic development; transnational activism and civil society; water, violent conflict, and peacebuilding; water and climate change.

SIS-620
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Sustainable Design and LEED Training

Following the structure of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for green building rating systems, this course combines discussions of theories on sustainable design; field work on specific environmental topics ranging from sustainable sites through innovation in design; and directed study of the LEED Reference Guides and rating systems, with the goal of achieving the LEED Green Associate credential through examination.

SIS-620
005
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Studies in Global Environmental Politics (3)

Water Governance

Examines international and cross-national dimensions of water politics and policy. Major themes include international and comparative water law; cooperation and conflict in shared river basins; water, poverty, and economic development; transnational activism and civil society; water, violent conflict, and peacebuilding; water and climate change. Open only to students in the MA in Global Environmental Policy or MA in International Affairs: Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. Meets with SIS-620 003.