Environmental Studies 241 - Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

Timothy Farnham

F 01:30PM-04:20PM

Mount Holyoke College
In this course, we will explore the different facets of numerous environmental policy issues and review the substantive aspects, legal themes, and regulatory structure of the major federal environmental laws. The laws covered in this course include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and others. The course objectives are for the student to learn the basic regulatory characteristics of the major laws and to become well-versed in the current environmental issues which we will focus upon throughout the semester, such as global climate change, ocean degradation, energy resources, and biodiversity loss.

Prereq: ENVST-100, or ENVST-150PH, or ENVST-150DV.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.