This course is designed to assist you in framing global environmental change issues as socioecological and inherently political. In addition to becoming familiar with examples of critical global socioecological analyses, you will be asked to demonstrate how to apply an integrated systems, global studies, and political ecology analysis to highlight relationships between the local, regional, and global dimensions of environmental change, identify how human societies make environments and environments influence humanity over time, and critically reflect on how relations of power, production, and reproduction work in association with the web of life. While you are doing this, you will also have opportunities to learn how you learn, and in so doing, tailor this course to fit your interests and passions.