My teaching interests are in the areas of environmental politics and policy, political economy, and research methods. The teaching philosophy I follow is driven by the goal of helping students be critical and reflective thinkers and analysts. Through classroom lectures, discussions, and assessments, students gain new skills, tools, and perspectives, and a careful engagement with the subject matter. Teaching pedagogy is aimed to help undergraduate students see themselves as future leaders, and engages graduate students as scholars and researchers in their own right. Please feel free to email if you’d like to know more about any of the courses I offer.

Professor Prakash Kashwan teaching a Politics of Environment class on Sept. 6, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Graduate Seminars

POLS 5240 Seminar in Comparative Politics: Comparative Political Economy of Development

POLS 5605 Seminar in Quantitative Methods of Political Science


Undergraduate Courses

POLS/PP 3203 Environmental Policy and Institutions (Syllabus – Spring 2016)

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and higher, others by instructor consent.
Development of environmental policies and institutions and their effects on the motivations and the actions of individuals and groups with implications for questions of equity, justice, and sustainability. Draws on approaches from comparative politics, public policy, and international relations.

Note: This course is co-listed with Public Policy department. The syllabus will be revised for the next offering of the course in spring 2017.


POLS 3239. Politics of the Environment and Development (Syllabus – Fall 2015)

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and higher. Recommended preparation: POLS 1202 or1207.
Politics of the environment and development with a focus on environmental issues in developing countries.


POLS 2072Q. Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (Syllabus – Spring 2015)

Either semester. Three credits. Recommended preparation: High school Algebra II and MATH 1010 or equivalent.
Explanation of the quantitative methods used in political science. Application of these methods for the analysis of substantive political questions.