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Winter 2013
Aug 30,2015
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PS 297 - Environmental Politics
This course focuses on current environmental problems, alternative frameworks for understanding these problems, and appropriate political responses. Among the problems covered are overpopulation, economic globalization, ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, bio-colonization, and the depletion of renewable and non-renewable resources. Alternative frameworks considered include the philosophical visions of Deep Ecology and Gaia. These frameworks are used to investigate possible ways to create sustainable economic, political and social systems. Finally, the course focuses on grass roots politics, including groups and social movements actively seeking to promote environmental and social justice.
4.000 Credit hours
40.000 TO 48.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Science Division
Social Science Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Social Science

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Credit
May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      College Now

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