INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

POL3IPC

2017

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 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 ReaderPrescribedMultipleMultiple

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Research essay; Weekly blog activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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:
Research essay; Weekly blog activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2017, 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
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 (2000 words)60 02, 01

Bendigo, 2017, 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
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 (2000 words)60 02, 01

Melbourne, 2017, 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
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 (2000 words)60 02, 01

Mildura, 2017, 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
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 (2000 words)60 02, 01

Shepparton, 2017, 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
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week 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 (2000 words)60 02, 01