Course Descriptions

HS 201A — Political Ecology and Development

What is the relationship between humans, the natural world and development? How are environmental problems framed and represented, what assumptions underlie such representations, and how do they inflect related political struggles? Who are the principle victims and beneficiaries – human and non-human – of environmental change? What political and ethical issues are raised by taking different approaches to environmental management in particular geo-historical contexts? This course addresses these questions through an in-depth exploration of the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. Usually offered every year.
Richard Schroeder