Green Politics: Theory and Practice

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Green Politics: Theory and Practice

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This introductory module aims to provide students with an understanding of environmental issues and the key issues and dilemmas involved in addressing problems such as climate change and consumer behavior. We will evaluate the gaps between environmental policy intentions and reality. The module also helps students to navigate the multitude of concepts, ideologies, actors and political settings involved in environmental politics. Key issue areas this module will focus on include sustainable development, green political parties in the UK, multinational corporations and green politics, green consumerism and radical environmental protest campaigns.

    Excursion(s):This module includes a day visit to Whitelee Windfarm in Glasgow, Europe?s largest on-shore windfarm.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations