AIR225 - Global Environmental Politics
Not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.
Note:Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
Global environmental problems are often regarded as part of a new agenda in international relations, potentially requiring a re-evaluation of traditional notions of international politics such as national sovereignty and political economy. This unit introduces students to the basic concepts necessary for students of international politics in examining how global environmental problems such as climate change, ozone depletion, hazardous waste and biodiversity loss are challenging and changing the world system. The unit pays particular attention to how states, multilateral organizations, transnational corporations and non-government actors shape the international system.
This unit will enable students to develop the following skills:
- develop deep learning and analytical skills
- function within an assigned group; teamwork
- solve problems independently
- clarity in written communication
1. Seminar Participation (10%)
2. Essay 2500 words (60%) - One choice of seven essay questions dealing with particular environmental issues
3. Final Exam: two hours (30%) - Made up of short questions and essays covering the trimesters work