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Spring 2015-2016
WWS 350 / ENV 350 (STN)   na, npdf

The Environment: Science and Policy

Jin Sato
David S. Wilcove

This course examines the ways domestic US and international environmental regulatory frameworks adopt, interpret and otherwise accommodate scientific information. The course focuses on several case studies, that provide insights into the science-policy interactions which emerge from managing natural resources and environmental risk. Topics include air pollution; climate change; ozone depletion; managing the world's forests, fisheries, and ecosystem services, and global trade in wildlife. 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
Stewart, Oppenheimer, and Rudyk, A New Strategy for Global Climate Protection
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages/week. Class participation includes grades on weekly assignments.

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 35%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Reserved Seats:
WWS and WPP Students Only 45

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41611 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:130 Limit:135
44498 P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44499 P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:14 Limit:15 Closed
44500 P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
44501 P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44502 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
44503 P06 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:13 Limit:15 Closed
44504 P07 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:12 Limit:15 Closed
44505 P08 10:00 am - 10:50 am F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44506 P09 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44567 P10 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T   Robertson Hall   029   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
42847 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled