Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Geog 444 Political Ecologies of the Western US

Local dynamics of socio-environmental change are situated within broader political, economic, and ecological processes at the regional and global scales. This course takes a regional political ecology approach to study the Western US, a region which has undergone significant and rapid social and environmental changes in recent decades. The course covers topics such as water and hydro-social politics, land management, Indigenous studies, exurban development, energy, agri-food systems, environmental restoration, and the Anthropocene.




Upper division standing
  • Up one level
  • 400