INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

POL3IPC

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an introduction to the international relations aspects of climate change. The subject is divided into three parts: (1)Understanding climate change, including concepts such as the global climate system and the Earth as a finite entity; the scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change and the history of greenhouse gas emissions; and the current and predicted bio-physical consequences of climate change. (2)Climate change adaptation in the context of international relations, including how individuals and states adapt to climate change impacts; traditional, human and environmental security problems raised by climate change; and climate security-related case studies. (3) Greenhouse gas mitigation in the context of international relations, inclusive of multilateral diplomacy and the two-level game; multilateral greenhouse gas mitigation efforts; the UNFCCC process; the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2IPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Online subject

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject ReaderPrescribedMultipleMultiple

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced understanding of key issues in international climate change politics.

Activities:
Reflective essay/video; Weekly blog activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate advanced understanding of how climate change interacts dynamically with political, ecological, economic and social system at a global level.

Activities:
Reflective essay/video; Weekly blog activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Articulate models of constructive social action in international climate change politics.

Activities:
Reflective essay/video; Weekly blog activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture videos + required readings + assessable blog activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word reflective essay OR 5-minute reflective video presentationThis task gets students to reflect on their learnings from the weekly blog activities. Skill building for this assessment task is structured into the weekly feedback for the blog activities, reflecting the holistic and integrated design of the subject. The essay/video options give students choice in the format of their assessment, and an opportunity to build tangible skills with AV and social media applic30 01, 02, 03
Weekly blog activities (2,500 words equivalent)Each individual blog assessment is worth 7%, in total they add up to 70% . These are not discrete tasks; the weekly blog activities build content knowledge and skills culminating in the final reflective essay/video in an integrated way.70 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture videos + required readings + assessable blog activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word reflective essay OR 5-minute reflective video presentationThis task gets students to reflect on their learnings from the weekly blog activities. Skill building for this assessment task is structured into the weekly feedback for the blog activities, reflecting the holistic and integrated design of the subject. The essay/video options give students choice in the format of their assessment, and an opportunity to build tangible skills with AV and social media applic30 01, 02, 03
Weekly blog activities (2,500 words equivalent)Each individual blog assessment is worth 7%, in total they add up to 70% . These are not discrete tasks; the weekly blog activities build content knowledge and skills culminating in the final reflective essay/video in an integrated way.70 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture videos + required readings + assessable blog activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word reflective essay OR 5-minute reflective video presentationThis task gets students to reflect on their learnings from the weekly blog activities. Skill building for this assessment task is structured into the weekly feedback for the blog activities, reflecting the holistic and integrated design of the subject. The essay/video options give students choice in the format of their assessment, and an opportunity to build tangible skills with AV and social media applic30 01, 02, 03
Weekly blog activities (2,500 words equivalent)Each individual blog assessment is worth 7%, in total they add up to 70% . These are not discrete tasks; the weekly blog activities build content knowledge and skills culminating in the final reflective essay/video in an integrated way.70 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture videos + required readings + assessable blog activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word reflective essay OR 5-minute reflective video presentationThis task gets students to reflect on their learnings from the weekly blog activities. Skill building for this assessment task is structured into the weekly feedback for the blog activities, reflecting the holistic and integrated design of the subject. The essay/video options give students choice in the format of their assessment, and an opportunity to build tangible skills with AV and social media applic30 01, 02, 03
Weekly blog activities (2,500 words equivalent)Each individual blog assessment is worth 7%, in total they add up to 70% . These are not discrete tasks; the weekly blog activities build content knowledge and skills culminating in the final reflective essay/video in an integrated way.70 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture videos + required readings + assessable blog activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word reflective essay OR 5-minute reflective video presentationThis task gets students to reflect on their learnings from the weekly blog activities. Skill building for this assessment task is structured into the weekly feedback for the blog activities, reflecting the holistic and integrated design of the subject. The essay/video options give students choice in the format of their assessment, and an opportunity to build tangible skills with AV and social media applic30 01, 02, 03
Weekly blog activities (2,500 words equivalent)Each individual blog assessment is worth 7%, in total they add up to 70% . These are not discrete tasks; the weekly blog activities build content knowledge and skills culminating in the final reflective essay/video in an integrated way.70 01, 02, 03