Political Ecology

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Political Ecology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Miguel Robles-Duran
Section: A

CRN: 13343

Credits: 4

Political Ecology is an emerging field that considers the relationship between power, governance, and environmental systems across varied scales. Students engage with the literature on political ecology in order to understand how human civilization and non-human nature have shaped each other through complex dynamics often marked by deeply unequal and intersecting power relations. We then apply these concepts to analysis of contemporary environmental crises, including climate change, habitat erasure, species extinction, and growing inequalities wrought by uneven access to resources. We will pay particular attention to how large scale factors such as urbanization and city form, governance and economies, knowledge and power shape environmental outcomes. We will draw on diverse critical approaches from world-systems theory, Marxism, eco-feminism, indigenous and decolonial perspectives, social ecology, complex systems ecologism, and posthumanism. We will also consider divergent responses taken by politically hegemonic and counter-hegemonic actors to environmental crises, and the varied paradigms, policies, and actions they have proposed or implemented.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:28pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 200
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024