INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: TRIUMPH OR TRAGEDY?

POL3IPC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an introduction to the implications of climate change to international relations. The subject is designed around four themes: (1) Understanding climate change, conceptualising the global climate system and the Earth as a finite entity and considering the scientific evidence for climate change and its impacts. (2) Climate change adaptation in the context of international relations, considering how individuals and states adapt to climate change. (3) Greenhouse gas mitigation in the context of international relations, investigating the interplay between domestic climate change politics, national foreign policy-making and the international climate change regime. (4) Constructive social action in global climate politics, motivating students to become engaged social, economic, political and institutional actors in climate change politics at local, national and international levels.

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

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL2IPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Online subject

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject ReaderPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsClimate Change and Energy Insecurity: The Challenge for Peace, Security and DevelopmentRecommendedDodds, F., Higham, A. & Sherman, R. (eds.) 2009EARTHSCAN
ReadingsClimate Conflict: How global warming threatens security and what to do about itRecommendedMazo, J. 2010IISS
ReadingsClimatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate ChangeRecommendedCampbell, K.(ed.) 2008BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
ReadingsGlobal Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World MapRecommendedPaskal, Cleo 2009N/A
ReadingsLimits to Growth: The 30-Year UpdateRecommendedMeadows, Donella, Randers, Jorgen and Meadows, Dennis 2004N/A
ReadingsThe Politics of Climate ChangeRecommendedGiddens, Anthony 2009POLITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Research essay; Weekly blog activities.

02. Demonstrate advanced understanding of how climate change interacts dynamically with international relations.

Activities:
Research essay; Weekly blog activities

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word research essay40 02, 01
Weekly blog activities (2500 words)60 02, 01

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word research essay40 02, 01
Weekly blog activities (2500 words)60 02, 01

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word research essay40 02, 01
Weekly blog activities (2500 words)60 02, 01

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word research essay40 02, 01
Weekly blog activities (2500 words)60 02, 01

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Habib

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word research essay40 02, 01
Weekly blog activities (2500 words)60 02, 01