University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2012 - Environment and Citizenship

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 12 x 3 hour seminars over 3 weeks.
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Seminar Work 20%, Personal Reflection 20%, Textual Analysis 20%, Research Essay 40%

Environmental citizenship is an idea whose time has come. Governments around the world are recognizing environmental rights, activists refer to our duties to the environment, corporations present themselves as good environmental citizens, children are taught to be mindful of their ecological footprint, the media tell us repeatedly to reduce, reuse and recycle, and scholars have begun to consider all this under a new field of study called environmental citizenship. This course explores the many ways in which environmental concerns are reshaping our understanding of citizenship as well as how the language of citizenship (e.g. rights and duties) is shaping environmental politics and policies. The course is structured into two parts. The first part introduces students to the concept and theories of citizenship, exploring the impact of environmental concerns on formulations of citizenship, both traditional ones (e.g. national, liberal and republican) and emerging ones (e.g. cosmopolitan, ecological and ecofeminist). This part also explores the making of green citizens, and outlines the dominant articulations of environmental citizenship that emerge from formal education, news media and popular culture. The second part explores the practical manifestations of environmental citizenship, with specific attention to three major political actors: citizens, governments, and corporations. The content includes references to case studies from a wide range of countries, both from the Global North and the Global South. The course is designed to appeal to students interested in and concerned with issues of environmental sustainability, social justice and citizenship in the 21st century.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 01/07/2019 Sun 07/07/2019 Fri 19/07/2019 Fri 26/07/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95096 SE01 50 21 1 Jul - 12 Jul Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room