Robert Darst

Associate Professor

Political Science

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Education

1984University of North Carolina Chapel HillB.A.
1987University of California BerkeleyM.A.
1994University of California BerkeleyPh.D

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Theories and dynamics of peer leadership and peer mentoring. Readings, activities, and discussion will revolve around such topics as fostering student learning, helping skills, effective communication, values clarification, leadership, and related topics. Students accepted into the course will simultaneously serve as peer leaders in CAS 101 and 103. May be repeated for for a maximum of six (6) credits.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.

Examination of the politics of global climate change. Topics include the politics of climate science, the political psychology of climate concern, international climate change negotiations, climate change and violent conflict, and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the local, national, and international levels.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Examination of the politics of global climate change. Topics include the politics of climate science, the political psychology of climate concern, international climate change negotiations, climate change and violent conflict, and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the local, national, and international levels.
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Investigation of special areas in Sustainable Studies. May be repeated with change of content.
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Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.
Register for this course.

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • International relations
  • Environmental politics
  • Human rights

Select publications

  • Robert Darst (2001).
    Smokestack Diplomacy: Cooperation and Conflict in East-West Environmental Politics
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