PAIS565 Politics and the Environment: Intersecting Crises

Updated: 24 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PAIS365 or PAIS465
Notes None
Combined Units PAIS365 - Politics and the Environment: Intersecting Crises
Coordinator(s) Anthony Lynch (
Unit Description

In this unit we consider the major environmental issues of today - resource security, climate change, peak food and water - and the capacity of contemporary politics to generate adequate responses to these intersecting challenges.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit an advanced, integrated, historically informed and in-depth knowledge of the key concepts of environmental politics, be able to relate these to contemporary conditions, and to plot possible future policy directions;
  2. understand, and critically and comparatively analyse the ways environmental conditions and challenges - especially in the areas of food and energy requirements - have shaped and challenged different political formations;
  3. acquire and deploy strategies for reflective and self-critical learning in creative problem-solving in an environment of diverse contexts and competing paradigms; and
  4. work with high level personal responsibility in an autonomous, collaboratively and adaptable knowledge-centred environment.