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ENS 245 Environmental Politics and Political Theory 4cr

This course will investigate the various perspectives through which contemporary humans view the relationship between the human and non-human worlds. These alternative approaches define the parameters within which "acceptable" policy alternatives are debated and adopted. Environmental perspectives and policy options ranging from cornucopian free-market growth to deep ecology and ecofeminism will be investigated and critically analyzed. The goal of the course is to help students become informed, rational, ethical judges of the competing claims of the eight major perspectives that join environmental politics and political theory.