ENVI 270
Environmental Problems: Social Causes, Consequences, and Policy Solutions Spring 2018
Division II
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This course will provide an overview of the social causes and consequences of environmental problems, especially within the US context. 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. We will examine different proposed solutions to environmental problems and models of environmental policy-making, including at the local, state and federal level. This course will focus on several case studies, including air and water pollution, agricultural runoff, climate change and endangered species protection.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3623
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, midterm, several smaller assignments, and a final project analyzing an environmental policy
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: ENVI 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Studies majors and concentrators, and Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: EVST Social Science/Policy

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