While the course is listed in the UBC Political Science Department course listing as “Politics and Government of Latin America”, my focus is 100% on Latin American environmental politics, just as an FYI.
POLI 332 Latin American Environmental Politics
While environmental issues are increasingly relevant worldwide, Latin America as a region offers an excellent laboratory to explore the interplay of governmental architectures, political regimes, development, sustainability and democracy. Using a comparative politics analytical framework, we will explore issues of inequality, resource scarcity, environmental management, development and democracy. A sample of five countries will be explored in detail: Mexico, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile, although the course will provide a cursory examination of environmental issues across Latin American nations.
The syllabus for the course is located here.