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Courses - Fall 2017
ENSP
Environmental Science and Policy Department Site
ENSP101
Introduction to Environmental Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: PS
GenEd: DSNS
One of two required courses that introduce students to the topics studied and methods employed in environmental science and policy. Emphasis on scientific ways of knowing; the systems, cycles, flows, and interfaces that characterize the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; the analysis of human impacts on these systems; and the nature of scientific uncertainty and methods of quantifying environmental processes.
ENSP330
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Environmental Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program.
Recommended: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENSP330 or ENSP399A.
Formerly: ENSP399A.
An overview of environmental law, from its common law roots to its role in the modern regulatory state, including an examination of major federal environment statutes and the policy debates inherent in them. Other areas covered include civil and criminal enforcement, standing to sue, land use control, and regulatory takings.
ENSP340
(Perm Req)
Water: Science, Ethics, and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENSP101 and ENSP102.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ENSP340 or ENSP399B.
Formerly: ENSP399B.
Exploration of the science, policy, and ethical aspects of water resource protection and management. Focus on water pollution, water availability, ecosystems, and sustainability
ENSP386
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must have internship proposal approved by the concentration advisor, the director of ENSP and the student's internship sponsor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSP399
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSP399E
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy; The Role of Evidence-based Environmental Advocacy in Environmental Politics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this course, students will explore the avenues of advocacy, and identify sound sources on which to base opinions and arguments in environmental policy. Through a discussion-based class, advocacy will be explored in the areas of deforestation, climate change, and water quality. Students will analyze cases in the environmental movements of effective and ineffective advocacy, hear from a number of guest speakers who are experts in the above topics, and hold discussions on current events related to these topics.
ENSP399R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy; Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENSP400
(Perm Req)
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of the Director of ENSP. And must be in Environmental Science and Policy program.
Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.
ENSP499
Honors Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.