Politics of the Environment (POL S 175)
Smith. Prerequisite: Political Science 12 or Environmental Studies 3; upper-division standing. Same course as Environmental Studies 178.
Analysis of environmental policy issues and their treatment in the political process. Discussion of the interplay of substantive issues, ideology, institutions, and private groups in the development, management, protection, and preservation of natural resources and the natural environment.
Comparative Environmental Politics (POL S 177)
Course is structured around the major issues in environmental politics, for example: global warming, nuclear waste, deforestation, and chemical pollution. The roles of economics, technology and social organization are each considered as explanatory variables for understanding environmental problems.