PSCI 301
Environmental Politics and Policy Spring 2015
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENVI 309 / SCST 309 / HSCI 309 / PSCI 301
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This course will provide an overview of environmental policy-making, with an emphasis on the ways in which policies are developed and implemented at the local, state and national level. Special attention will be paid to the variety of actors that shape environmental outcomes, including legislators, administrators, the science community, civil society and the private sector. Following an examination of different models of environmental policy-making, this course will focus on several case studies, including on the management of public lands, air and water pollution, climate change and endangered species protection.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3980
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on several shorter writing assignments, a semester-long research project, and participation
Prerequisites: ENVI 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Policy & Environmental Science majors & Environmental Studies concentrators; but other students interested in public policy are welcome
Unit Notes: requirement for the Environmental Policy major and the Environmental Studies concentration
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 309 Division II SCST 309 Division II HSCI 309 Division II PSCI 301 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
ENVP PTL Theory/Method Courses
ENVP PE-A Group Electives
ENVP PTL-A Group Electives
ENVP SC-A Group Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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