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Spring 2012-2013
WWS 350 (STN)   na, npdf

The Environment: Science and Policy

Denise L. Mauzerall
David S. Wilcove

This course examines environmental policy and its relationship to a set of critical environmental issues including: management of natural resources (eg. fisheries and wildlife), control of transboundary pollution (eg. air pollution), management of the global commons (eg. stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change) and sustainable development. Students will explore the science underlying these issues as well as current policies and the range of future policy responses.

Sample reading list:
Wilcove, No Way Home
Ostrom, Governing the Commons
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers
Keohane and Victor, The Regime Complex for Climate Change

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages/week

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40012 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:77 Limit:100
P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:12 Limit:12
P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:13 Limit:12
P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
P05 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
P07 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:13 Limit:12