As I blogged earlier today, climate change has not gotten sufficient attention from political scientists. Part of the problem is that few people teach graduate classes on the environment. I didn’t take one in graduate school and basically had to teach myself the topic. This past spring, I taught a full 15 week graduate class for MA students on global environmental governance, expanding a previous global health and environment class in to two separate classes.
There are potentially large start-up costs for someone who wants to teach a class in this space. So, I’m going to start an open thread and collect some syllabi, starting with mine. If you know of good graduate or undergraduate syllabi on the global environment, post a link in the comments thread. I’ll edit this post periodically and feature them here.
Let’s hope that five years from now that there are more people teaching classes in this space, which I hope should generate some new interest in dissertation projects on the environment. Watch this space.
Here is one undergrad syllabus from Stacy VanDeveer https://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic281256.files/HarvEnergySyllsum08.pdf
Here is a syllabus from Ronald Mitchell on the politics of climate change
and another on International Environmental Politics
Here is one from Alex Montgomery on international environmental politics
Here is one from David Victor on international energy policy
global environmental problems
climate science and policy
political economy of global energy
and global environmental politics
political economy of environmental and economic policy
environmental conflict and security
introduction to international environmental politics
global environmental politics
I used to teach it, until adjuncting dried up in the area. Would kill to be teaching it now, or teaching at all. Unemployed academics are not a hot commodity on the job market at present.
This is a very useful thread, thanks!
I’m also teaching an undergraduate seminar on the Anthropocene. I’m wondering if anyone else has any experience with that aspect of global environmental politics.
Here is a 400-level course I teach on global climate governance that covers the history, the institutions and the unfolding policy debate:
And here is a 300-level course on global environmental politics more broadly:
Both classes have lots of graduate-level material.