ENVI 351
Marine Policy
Last Offered Spring 2020
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENVI 351 / MAST 351 / PSCI 319
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This seminar considers contemporary issues in our relationship with our ocean and marine environment and the critical roles our oceans and coasts play in our Nation’s environmental sustainability, and ocean and coastal climate resiliency and stability. By analyzing case and statutory law and policies that relate to our rich and diverse coastal and marine environment, we critically examine the many conflict of use issues present in the coastal and marine environment. The course examines coastal zone management, climate change, fisheries, environmental justice, ocean and coastal pollution, marine biodiversity and admiralty, through the lens of coastal and ocean governance and policy-making. Semester-long independent research engages students with ocean and coastal stakeholders to develop policy strategies and solutions to contemporary issues impacting America’s coastlines and oceans.
The Class: Format: seminar; seminar, discussions, guest lectures by active professionals, and includes coastal and near-shore interdisciplinary field seminars, and 10 days offshore
Limit: 23
Expected: 22
Class#: 3589
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: an independent research project, and two presentations.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: must be enrolled at Williams-Mystic in Connecticut
Unit Notes: offered only at Williams-Mystic at Mystic Seaport Museum in CT
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 351 Division II MAST 351 Division II PSCI 319 Division II
WS Notes: Each student writes a short paper identifying research goals, a draft outline of the research paper, a draft of the research paper (10-15 pp.), as well as a final 8-10 pp. research paper. Each submission receives written feedback from professor, including additional research resources, input on grammar, structure, language, analysis as well as an assessment of and assistance with credibility and feasibility of proposed final policy recommendation; several individual conferences held as well.
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
EXPE Experiential Education Courses
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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