Government and Natural Resources
Envir St/Econ/Poli Sci/Urb R Pl 449
Mon-Wed 1:10-3:40 PM
Thurs 1:10-2:00 PM + various discussion sections
4-week session • June 19 - July 13
Requires Junior standing or higher
This course examines policy options for managing land, forest, water, and other resources in the context of globalization. The policy experience of a variety of countries will be considered, from the U.S. to India to East Africa. The course will proceed in three roughly equal parts, in this order:
1) Policy goals (like sustainability)
2) Policy tools (like zoning)
3) Specific resource problems (like farming and biodiversity)
Students will complete the class with a strong working knowledge of natural resource management for a globalized world. The course helps students to engage with resource problems of international scope through the use of perspectives, tools and case studies, and prepares students to be engaged and active citizens in their communities.
Students are expected to read all assigned materials; attend all classes; prepare a short response for discussion each week; take one mid-term exam; and prepare a final essay on a synthesis case study.
OTHER FEATURED COURSES
Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Soils and Environmental Quality