Environmental Studies 210 - Political Ecology

Political Ecology

Catherine Corson

MW 10:00AM-11:15AM

Mount Holyoke College
Clapp Laboratory 327
This course will explore the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural contexts in which human-environment interactions occur. We will cover critical topics and trends in the field of political ecology, from its early manifestations to more recent expansions. Using case studies from the global south and north, we will discuss factors that shape social and environmental change across scales from the personal to the global, and we will examine the role of gender, race, class, and power in struggles over resources. Students will become familiar with the academic debates in which political ecologists are engaged, and they will apply the concepts discussed in a case of their choice.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.