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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENST 461 - Environmental Policy

Covers the major institutions that create environmental policy; and the socio-economic, political, and cultural forces that shape and influence that process.  Students develop a framework for analyzing policy, and its applicability to select environmental problems. Formerly ENST 444, students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: ENST 303.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the policy process in the U.S. and identify the variables that influence environmental policy outcomes.
  • Identify the steps in a rational-comprehensive policy analysis framework.
  • Identify a range of environmental policy instruments (e.g., regulation, tradable permits, taxes, subsidies, legal instruments) and articulate their strengths and limitations as applied to environmental problems.
  • Identify and describe the multi-faceted dimensions of a variety of environmental “problems” (e.g., climate change, endangered species protection, energy development).
  • Formulate an environmental policy that attempts to resolve an environmental problem.

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