ENVIRON 270 - Globalization and its Discontents: Struggles for Food, Water, and Energy
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Requirements & Distribution:
Theme, Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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The following questions form the basis of this course: What is neoliberal globalization? What impacts does it has on people and the environment? What is the popular response to globalization? What are the alternatives? What is your role? Through lectures, films, discussions, exercises and assignments, the course explores the concepts of globalization and alter-globalization with a focus on biodiversity, food, water and energy.

Class Format:

Learning Mode: The lecture will be DC (Distance due to Covid) and all aspects will be fully compatible with remote learning. Discussion sections 002 and 004 will be In-Person only and will not be permitted to online/remote learning. Discussion section 003 will be remote and will be the only discussion section that is online.

Instruction Mode: Lectures will take place twice weekly with pre-recorded asynchronous materials and students will meet with the instructor through zoom once every two weeks to go over questions as needed. Discussion sections will meet once weekly in-person and will not have an online/remote learning option. Discussion section 003 will be remote. This is the only discussion section that is completely remote.


ENVIRON 270 - Globalization and its Discontents: Struggles for Food, Water, and Energy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
002 (DIS)
 In Person
F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
F 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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