|The Environmental Science Graduate Program will offer three new courses starting Academic Year 2011-2012:
EV580, Environmental Law, Fall Semester odd-numbered years, Tu/Th, 5:30-6:50 PM
Ms. Pederson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Syllabus (MSWord)
This course surveys the laws and agencies that regulate, enforce, and litigate current environmental issues. The course provides an introduction to the major federal environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA (waste disposal), and CERCLA (“Superfund”) statutes. The course will also introduce students to the local counterparts to these national policies, and to the common law actions used by individuals or communities seeking to address specific environmental concerns. Interactions between regulated actors and regulating agencies will also be discussed.
The goals of this course are to provide students with (1) a basic understanding of the central statutes and legal framework by which the work of environmental science professionals is applied within the jurisdictions of the United States of America, (2) insight into how various environmental challenges of the modern world are resolved in the nation’s courts and legislatures and (3) a realistic understanding of how environmental law effects both individuals and business entities on local and national levels.
EV570, Environmental Economics, Spring Semester even-numbered years, Tu/Th, 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
Dr. Jones (email@example.com)
This course provides a frame of thinking about environmental science in a context of economics analysis. As an applied course, students are prepared to use economic analyses in environmental cases to consider issues such as: valuing the environment; resource allocation over time; opportunity costs; cost/benefit analysis; analysis of environmental options and externalities; modeling economic and ecological systems; effects of population growth and demand on the global environment; and studies of environmental impacts and policy responses. Regional planning and policy issues will be profiled.
EV/BI549, Oceanography, Spring Semester even-numbered years, M/W, 4:30 PM-5:50 PM
Dr. Matson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A survey of physical, geological, chemical and biological processes in the world’s oceans including structure, formation, and features of ocean basins: seawater properties, and distributions; currents; waves; tides; characteristics of marine organisms; marine ecological principles; man and the sea, history, sampling techniques, new remote methods, modern interpretation of recent discoveries and methods of analysis.