Students in the minor program in environmental politics explore the local, national and international contexts within which key decisions about the environment are made. Courses examine philosophical and theoretical perspectives on the environment; ways in which different countries address issues of resource development and environmental regulations; international environmental laws, treaties, and institutions; relationships between environmental protection and national security; relationships between politics and environmental science; and the effects of environmental concerns on the international political economy.
The minor may be used in conjunction with any B.A. degree program, including political science, or as an optional addition to any B.S. degree program. For further information, contact the Department of Political Science.