POLSCI 463 - War and the Environment: A Lethal Reciprocity
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Coursework in environment or political science.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Many of us study, and perhaps worry about, war. Many of us study, and perhaps worry about environmental degradation. But few of us study or worry about them at the same time. In this not-such-fun upper-class seminar, students will do exactly that. We begin with the recognition that: a) war and the preparation for war typically lead to depletion and degradation of the biosphere; and b) resource mal-distributions, depletion, and degradation can frequently lead to armed conflict within and between territorial states. The success of the weekly seminar meetings will be largely dependent on student preparation, in the care and thought that they put into the required and personally selected readings, as well as their ability to engage in lively and mature conversation. My ability to guide and inform the discussion will also help, but more than forty years of fairly competent experience should create a constructive but skeptical, and friendly but precise mode of conversation. Frequency and quality of student participation will account for about 10% of their grade.

Course Requirements: Participation in weekly discussions including, but not limited to, the ability to summarize and evaluate assigned readings orally. One five page paper. One 8-page paper. Optional abstract assignment.

Intended Audience: Junior and seniors in Program in the Environment, Political Science, or other departments with interests in environmental issues and international politics.

Class Format: One 3 hour seminar, once per week.

POLSCI 463 - War and the Environment: A Lethal Reciprocity
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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