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.