Global Politics (GEP)

Global Environmental Politics (GEP)

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The Minor in Global Environmental Politics (GEP) is a multidisciplinary program that combines courses from the programs of Geography and Environmental Studies, Political Science and International Development Studies. In combining these programs, the Minor is designed to expose students to the intersections between the study of international politics, global governance, international development, human geography, and the environment. Students will gain an understanding of pressing environmental issues and the international actors, structures and processes that inform contemporary global environmental politics.

Requirements:
Twenty-four (24) credit hours from the following courses:

At the 1000 level: six (6) credit hours (no more than 3 credit hours can be from the same discipline)
GEOG 1100 Global Perspectives on Land and Life (3 credit hours)
GEOG 1200 People, Place and Environment (3 credit hours)
POLI 1250 Politics and Globalization (3 credit hours)
POLI 1260 Politics and Development: People, Ideas and Goods (3 credit hours)

At the 2000 level: six (6) credit hours (no more than 3 credit hours can be from the same discipline)
GEOG 2312 Urban Geography (3 credit hours)
GEOG 2341 Economic Geography (3 credit hours)
GEOG 2349 Cultural Geography (3 credit hours)
POLI 2383 International Relations I: Actors, Structures, Processes (3 credit hours)
POLI 2381 Comparative Politics I: Political Regimes and Government Institutions (3 credit hours)
IDST 2301 Introduction to Development Studies: Perspectives (3 credit hours)
IDST 2401 Fair Trade and Free Trade (3 credit hours)

At the 3000 level: six (6) credit hours (no more than 3 credit hours from the same discipline)
GEOG 3304 Environmental Management (3 credit hours)
GEOG 3380 Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation (3 credit hours)
POLI 3321 International Organizations (3 credit hours)
POLI 3316 Politics in the European Union (3 credit hours)
IDST 2302 Introduction to Development Studies: Policies and Practice (3 credit hours)
• IDST 3301 The Everyday Politics of Global Environmental Problems (3 credit hours)

At the 4000 level: six (6) credit hours (no more than 3 credit hours from the same discipline)
• One (1) GEOG 4000 level course selected from Group A or D
POLI 4402 Model United Nations (3 credit hours)
IDST 4470 Environment and Development (3 credit hours)