The inherent link between human activity and environmental impact highlights the importance of the social sciences in the examination of environmental systems, management and policy. This course introduces students to concepts and assessment methods vital to an understanding of environmental policy and management issues. Topics include environmental values and equity; resource allocation; environmental policy and politics; population dynamics; sustainable development; species and ecosystem-based management; habitat and food source protection; pollution management; and, land use. In-class activities and assignments will focus on three general education skills: critical thinking, critical reading and analysis, and effective communication.
Introduction to Environmental Policy & Management
Monday, March 9, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020