Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab

Environmental Policy Analysis

Mills College

Environmental Studies


Mark Henderson

Undergraduate lecture

Readings from Underrepresented groups

Course Overview and Learning Objectives

The goal for this class is for students to learn to think like environmental policy analysts in a rapidly changing world. Environmental policy is a fundamentally interdisciplinary field, requiring the synthesis of many disciplinary tools and areas of knowledge to understand problems, propose solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness and equity. Analytical approaches to be discussed and applied include political ecology, environmental justice, environmental impact assessment, and sustainable development. We will be challenged to examine environmental problems many points of view that inform current policy debates. These perspectives should provoke and enrich our discussions and our analyses, over the course of this semester and out into the world as analysts, advocates, and engaged members of society.