Environmental Studies 346 - Global Environmental Politics Governance

Global Environmental Politics

Catherine Corson

M 01:30PM-04:20PM

Mount Holyoke College
Why can't countries agree to strict emissions limits to solve the climate crisis? How can we halt unprecedented biodiversity loss? In this course, we review how legacies of colonialism and neoliberalism shape global environmental politics. We examine how actors from NGOs to Indigenous Peoples to corporations influence official negotiations and alternative models. We explore how novel technologies and financial instruments like AI, cryptocurrencies and nature-based video games are changing environmental governance. This curriculum-to-career course emphasizes the skills--from policy briefs to elevator pitches to treaty and congressional negotiations-to advocate for sustainability and justice.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors; Prereq: 8 credits in Environmental Studies or social science courses.

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