ENVI 308
U.S. Environmental Law and Policy Fall 2009
Division II
Cross-listed ENVI 308 / PSCI 316
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This course provides an introduction to the historical development of environmental policymaking in the United States, as well as key institutions and mechanisms in the policymaking process (scientific, economic and legal), and several current salient issues of environmental policy in the United States, including implementation of key U.S. environmental legislation and the implications of U.S. environmental policymaking for the global commons and the environment of other nations. Specific topics will include the respective roles of the executive, legislative and judicial branches in environmental policymaking, key federal environmental laws, and the role of environmental justice considerations in the policymaking process. The course also emphasizes skills development, including how to read judicial decisions and statutes, legal research, and public speaking.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 30
Expected: 20
Class#: 1922
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short papers, participation and a final exam
Prerequisites: Environmental Studies 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 308 Division II PSCI 316 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy

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