SPOTLIGHT

Green Campus Tour

Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University

Climate Action Plan

Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.

Annual Report

Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report

Political Ecology

School and Department: 
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • Geography & Urban Studies
Course Number: 
5056
Category: 
Graduate
Description: 

Political ecology is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of human-nature relations. This course examines resource use, the construction of landscapes, questions of structure-agency, and definitions of “nature” and “development.” We study cases at a variety of spatial scales and settings, and include examples from industrialized countries as well as non- industrialized regions. Topics are diverse, ranging from subsistence fishing to access to green spaces in cities. The critical roles of the state, non-governmental organizations, and individual actors in shaping social, political, and economic landscapes are considered.

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