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Syllabus Environmentalism: Policy and Social Movement in Europe - 54852
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Last update 18-11-2019
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Markus Hadler

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Before class

Teaching Staff:
Prof Markus Hadler

Course/Module description:
This course introduces you to environmental sociology with a special emphasis on cross-national differences in environmental problems, political and economic contexts, and environmental activism

Course/Module aims:
Discussing and understanding environmentalism in the European context: Policy and Social Movements in Europe

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
…discuss basic concepts of environmental sociology
…identify environmental problems and other contextual characteristics
…apply this knowledge in studying political activism and present findings
…possess a basic understanding of the kinds of policies that governments use to mitigate environmental problems;

Attendance requirements(%):
Attendance is required

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: interactive (e.g. seminar, course: conveying knowledge by presentations, discussions etc.)

Course/Module Content:
Day 1 Environmentalism: Ideology and collective action

Day 2 Structures: Markets and Politics

Day 3 Globalization, Inequality and Sustainability

Day 4 Climate Change, Science, and Risk

Required Reading:
Charles L. Harper: “Environment and Society” Prentice Hall

Additional Reading Material:
Will be announced

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 25 %
Participation in Tutorials 20 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 25 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 30 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.