Class Restriction And Registration Summary


STV 30393 - Section 01: Pol of Adapting to Climate Chg (CRN 17170)
Long Title: The Politics of Adapting to Climate Change

Course Description:
The earth's climate has changed, is changing, and will continue to change, even if we implement the most extreme mitigation practices and reduce greenhouse gas emissions starting today. The impacts of climate change are enormous: species extinctions, ecosystem dysfunction, sea level rise, storm surge, heat waves, droughts, floods, disease outbreaks, famine, and economic loss. Humans need to adjust to this new reality by reducing their vulnerability, or adapting to climate change. We might have to construct levees to save our cities, implement new agricultural technologies to save our food supply, or move species to save them from extinction. Surprisingly, political scientists have been largely absent from the adaptation conversation. In this course, we explore the many questions that climate change adaptation raises for politics. We will consider adaptation in the context of political economy (adaptation costs money), political theory (adaptation involves questions of social justice), comparative politics (some countries more aggressively pursue adaptation), urban politics (some cities more aggressively pursue adaptation), regime type (democracies and authoritarian regimes may differently pursue adaptation), federalism (different levels of government may be involved), and several other fields of study including institutional development, international security, immigration, media, public opinion, and judicial politics. This course falls at the intersection of political science and environmental studies, but all students interested in our changing world are welcome.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2013
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ENNT - Enrgy Studies Nontechcl ,  SUS3 - Social Institutions ,  Inactive - ZCIF-Include in CIF ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 6 6 0

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
POLS  30493 01, CRN 16553  (Primary) 37 37 0
IDS  30531 01, CRN 16765   2 0 2
STV  30393 01, CRN 17170   6 6 0
HESB  30616 01, CRN 19222   2 0 2
IIPS  30944 01, CRN 19700   2 0 2
Total 49 43 6