This course examines global environmental politics by focusing on the institutions, policy frameworks, and forms of global governance related to the environment in world politics. A number of global environmental issues will be studied including climate change, biodiversity, oceans, forests and ecosystems. The focus is on global environmental policies, treaties, and institutions alongside the role of the state and civil society, and the links between globalisation and sustainability. This course offers you an unique experience of a simulation of global environmental policy making.
|Learning materials – online||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – on campus tutorial||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Studying Enviromental Politics
Responding the Anthropocene: Policy and Law
Responding the Anthropocene: Activism and Politics
Policy and Wicked Problems
Global Environmental Policy
Global Environmental Justice
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Use critical reasoning to evaluate the way global environmental politics, governance, and policy works domestically and internationally.||Creative and critical thinker|
|2||Critique the challenges facing the global environment and our institutions.||
|3||Communicate research through written and oral modes.||Engaged|
|4||Identify and describe key political and institutional bodies and their functions, roles, relationships and responsibilities in the global world order.||Knowledgeable|
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
The weekly Quizzes, commencing in Week 2, will be used to provide early feedback on the understanding of the course content.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||2||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||30%||
Approximately two hours to complete exam with one week preparation time for the essay questions.
|Week 7||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||3||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece||Group||50%||
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quizzes|
You will identify key political and institutional bodies and their functions, roles, relationships and responsibilities in the global world order.
Weekly quizzes on readings and course materials starting in week 2. Multiple Choice questions on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Mutiple choice and Long Answer Essay|
This assessment is requires you to take the online quizzes and keep current on the weekly readings. This assesses the student on their comprehension of the topics covered in the forst of the first seven weeks of class.
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
20 question mutiple choice test and essay questions submitted in Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Essay|
To draw out and elaborate on a key topic (or topics) of the course which interest you most. Re-read and reflect on your weekly reading summaries. Ponder a constellation of themes or issues which you have explored across the whole span of the semester.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece|
Write a well-thought-out essay or creative output of approximately 1000-1500 words discussing some aspect of those themes or issues using weekly reading summaries and discussion posts and other outside research if needed. Final product is chosen by the student. The sssessment needs to demonstrate that student can identify environmental problems and institutions that respond to them; show what and relations exist between groups, issues, policy, law or advocacy/activism. Examples include an informative or argumentative essay, advocacy letter, a podcast, a blog, or a legal brief. Examples of past assessments will be provided.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||John McCormick||2017||Environmental Politics and Policy||n/a||Palgrave|
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