3 credits (45 hours)
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2801 with D or better and BIOL 2803 with D or better
Level: LowerCOURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is a non-technical overview of environmental law and public policy. Included in the course are laws, regulations and policies governing water pollution, air pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste, global commons, land use, pesticides, energy, and public lands. The social concerns of environmental regulation such as environmental economics, risk assessment, and environmental impact statements are also explored. The conflict/perceived conflict of economic development with environmental protection is particularly stressed. In addition, environmental problems, public policy, administration, politics and philosophy are studied.