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Environmental Public Policy

Course Number: POL 310
Credits: 4
Offered: Every Spring
Instructor: Dr. Holmes, Dr. Lunn and Dr. Peterson

Overview:

This course is an introductory analysis of the economic, regulatory, scientific, and political factors involved in environmental public policy. American environmental management will be viewed in terms of the interplay among economic efficiency, scientific feasibility, and the demands of the political process. Topics covered include market forces, federal lands, intergovernmental relations, agency law, comparative institutions, U.S. environmental regulations, and technological compliance. This course is taught by faculty from the Economics, Geological and Environmental Studies, and Political Science Departments.

Prerequisites: Economics 211 or Political Science 100 and the fulfillment of the college's general education requirement.