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2008 - 2009 Catalog of Courses 
2008 - 2009 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 130 - Intro to Environmental Policy

This introductory course examines the political and policy dimensions of environmental protection. Topics include ecology and normative assumptions; rationales for government intervention; political actors and institutions; policy analysis and change. The primary focus is domestic; coverage is expanded to assess global environmental issues, particularly in terms of cultural considerations; scientific determinants; and controversies related to risk assessment and scientific uncertainty.

Credits: 4
Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (4-0)