Natural Resources Conservation 309 - Nat Res Policy&Admin

Anita Milman

TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM

UMass Amherst
Integ. Learning Center S131
Introduction to Environmental Policy and Administration in the United States, with a focus on the Federal level. Topics include: Defining a "Public Problem"; understanding what Public Policy is; understanding what Public Administration is; and understanding what Policy Analysis is. Much of the course will be focused on reviewing major historical environmental legislation and policies (e.g., Clean Air, Clean Water; Endangered Species; Superfund; Wind Energy, etc.). We also turn to how to become more engaged in today's environmental issues and public policy, mainly through training on how to track and monitor legislation (Federal or State).

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in BCT, NRC, ENVIRSCI, and RES-ECON. This course meets with SPP 309.

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