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Spring 2017-2018
* WWS 350 / ENV 350 (STN)   na, npdf

The Environment: Science and Policy

Gregory B. Jaczko
Jin Sato

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 from around the world that provide insights into the science-policy interactions which emerge from managing natural resources and environmental risk along with related socio-political issues. Topics include air pollution; climate change; managing fisheries, and nuclear risk. Students will explore the science underlying these issues as well as current policies and the range of future policy responses.

Sample reading list:
Ostrom, Governing the Commons
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers
Koonin, Steve, "Climate Science is not Settled" WSJ 9/19/14
Lizza, Ryan, As the World Burns
The New Yorker, October 22, 2010
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 First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42508 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T Th   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:95 Limit:105
44290 P01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T   Robertson Hall   015   Enrolled:17 Limit:15 Closed
44291 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T   Robertson Hall   023   Enrolled:17 Limit:15 Closed
44292 P03 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
44293 P04 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
44294 P05 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:18 Limit:15 Closed
44295 P06 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
44296 P07 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   005   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
43115 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled