Environmental Policy

Fall 2014 quarter

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The purpose of the class is to introduce students to the highly intergovernmental nature of most environmental and natural resources issues, which simultaneously involve federal, tribal, state, and local government policy-making, and which sometimes also involve other states and international treaties. The focus will be on how state legislative decision-making in this policy sphere takes into account the roles, authorities, and policies of other levels and types of governments. Students will be asked to research an environmental or natural resources issue actively considered by the state Legislature which necessarily involves consideration of all four major levels of governments: .federal, state, local, and tribal.  Prior to the in-class intensive weekend, students will be expected to read selected documents, explore a variety of websites, and prepare brief reports on them.  They will also be expected to follow news media coverage of these types of issues.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Nov 7-9, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 2 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(2 GR credits): 10240

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