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POLS207 Environmental Politics

An introduction to environmental politics in New Zealand: the history of environmental reform; the Resource Management Act 1991; green politics in New Zealand; also discussion of international and theoretical perspectives on environmental ethics.

This paper introduces students to three important parts of environmental politics: ideas and theories about our attitudes towards our environment; the way we manage our environment, using New Zealand as a case study; and green party politics and activism in New Zealand and internationally. It also encourages students to develop useful skills for environmental politics, like writing submissions to try and influence decision-makers. The class attracts a broad range of students from inside and outside the study of politics, including students from sciences and international students on exchange.

Paper title Environmental Politics
Paper code POLS207
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Leon Goldsmith
Paul Winter
Ruby O'Connor
Paper Structure
The paper is in three parts: environmental ethics and theories; environmental management; and green politics.
Teaching Arrangements
The paper encourages participation from students in both lectures and tutorials. It requires students to read set chapters and articles in preparation for these discussions. Students are encouraged to voice their views and ask questions in lectures and tutorials to enhance their understanding of issues.
Textbooks
No text books are required. A course reader is provided.
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 207
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper will challenge students' assumptions and attitudes regarding the environment, it will allow students to engage in a meaningful way with important literature about environmental politics, and it will encourage students to understand the value of critical analysis of complex environmental policy issues and problems.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41

An introduction to environmental politics in New Zealand: the history of environmental reform; the Resource Management Act 1991; green politics in New Zealand; also discussion of international and theoretical perspectives on environmental ethics.

This paper introduces students to three important parts of environmental politics: ideas and theories about our attitudes towards our environment; the way we manage our environment, using New Zealand as a case study; and green party politics and activism in New Zealand and internationally. It also encourages students to develop useful skills for environmental politics, like writing submissions to try and influence decision-makers. The class attracts a broad range of students from inside and outside the study of politics, including students from sciences and international students on exchange.

Paper title Environmental Politics
Paper code POLS207
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level POLS paper or 72 points.
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Janine Hayward
Paper Structure
The paper is in three parts: environmental ethics and theories; environmental management; and green politics.
Teaching Arrangements
The paper encourages participation from students in both lectures and tutorials. It requires students to read set chapters and articles in preparation for these discussions. Students are encouraged to voice their views and ask questions in lectures and tutorials to enhance their understanding of issues.
Textbooks
E-reserve on Blackboard. Course Reader available for purchase.
Course outline
View the course outline for POLS 207
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
This paper will challenge student's assumptions and attitudes regarding the environment, it will allow students to engage in a meaningful way with important literature about environmental politics, and it will encourage students to understand the value of critical analysis of complex environmental policy issues and problems.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
A2 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
A3 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22