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INR3007 Global Environmental Politics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Environmental issues are of pressing international concern, cooperation, and conflict. As such, it is crucial that graduates in international relations are equipped with a knowledge of how environmental discourse operates in the context of global foreign relations and economy. This course introduces students to new ecocritical theories in international relations (or “green IR”) and applies these theories to professional and policy contexts in the contemporary global arena. The course features problem-based group assessments that require collaborative teamwork in the application of advanced knowledge to scenarios and professional presentations and reports. This course further develops students’ skills in analysis, creative problem-solving, and written and oral communication to a graduate-ready level.

This course applies international relations theories and practices to global environmental issues. It introduces you to specialised international relations theories pertaining to the environment. It facilitates in-depth analysis of contemporary global environmental governance, such as the Paris Accord, and important security issues, including military security, human security, and economic development. This course is included in the International Relations major, but can be taken as an elective by any student with an interest in the intersection between politics and the environment in a globalising world.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022