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Spring 2016-2017
WWS 350 / ENV 350 (STN)   na, npdf

The Environment: Science and Policy

Michael Oppenheimer
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
41624 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:136 Limit:150
44194 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Wallace Hall   333   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
44195 P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44196 P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44197 P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44198 P05 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
44199 P06 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
44200 P07 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
44201 P08 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44202 P09 11:00 am - 11:50 am F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44203 P10 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Robertson Hall   014   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
44344 P11 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
44389 P12 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Fisher Hall   B04   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
43610 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled