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Karen T Litfin
POL S 403
Seattle Campus

Advanced Seminar in International Relations

Examination of contemporary developments in the field of international relations. Content varies according to the nature of developments and research interests of the instructor.

Class description

Description: We will study environmental ethics and green political theory with an emphasis on North-South relations. We will ask such questions as: How is the debate between anthropocentrism and ecocentrism illuminated by questions of global inequity? What is the relationship between environmentalism and questions of social justice? How might political ecology and postcolonial theory be mutually supportive? How do global perspectives enhance or detract from concrete ecological engagement at the level of local politics and personal responsibility?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course will involve extensive writing and may include a service learning component, depending upon the level of interest among the students.

Recommended preparation

Text: Texts have not yet been determined.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 07/21/2005