Environmental Policies and Strategies  (3400032)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor KOHSAKA Ryo
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Spring
Class schedule  :  Wed.   3rd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
In this lecture aims to cultivate capacity which reforms various socioeconomic systems that causes burdens to the environment, plans policies to realize a sustainable society. We discuss the issues at multi-scale level using contemporary materials with focus on biodiversity and climate change adaptation related arena.

The students learn basic reading and writing academic skills to be able to write a review of existing studies. Students will learn trans-disciplinary approach through case studies and field works (depending on number of participants).

1 Orientation
2 Sustainable development Environmental politics Development stage of environmental policy
3 Field work Sango Forests
4 Field work Sango Forests
5 Case Study Environmentally sound material-cycle society
6 Case Study Climate Change
7 Case Study Environmental NGOs
8 Group Discussion   
9 Biodiversity
10 Biodiversity
11 Fieldwork (Higashiyama botanical and zoo)
12 Fieldwork (Higashiyama botanical and zoo)
13 Policies and Measures
14 Policy package for sustainable future
15 Summary

Students are expected to actively involved in discussions and bring in state of the art topics. Students are required to present and read materials both in Japanese and in English. They are also requested to present figures and tables from articles they have read acquiring basic skills of academic presentations. Students are expected to prepare intensely for the field visit and research.

*There are entrance fees of zoo (500 yen) and transportation costs (Kanayama station/Higashiyama).
* Fields work may be allocate other time than the regular lecture hours
Grading Criteria
Students will be evaluated according to report (50%), mini-tests exams, (30%) Group works, presentations, active participation (20%).
Three reports are planned at the end of each field visit group discussion (5th, 12th) and at the end of the course.
A minimum grade of C in first two category is necessary to receive a passing grade. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate academic writing skills and understanding basic academic concepts.
Course Textbook
Chioho saisei; Rural Development Iwanami ISBN978-4-00-270851-5
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Zoo as media (Distributed in class room as the book is out of print)
Media and Environmental issues
Environmental Sociology: A social constructionist perspective Routledge Hanningan J.A.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
kohsaka.ryo (a) f.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp (a)  change to @