The course explores the problem of developing appropriate public policies for the primary purpose of restoring, preserving, and protecting aspects of the physical environment. Emphasis is placed on the need to harmonize environmental science, human health, socio-political, technological, legal, financial, and economic considerations in a context of incomplete information and uncertain futures. One or more specific environmental policies are studied in the course of the semester. Students are expected to plan and execute individual research projects that demonstrate the use of quantitative and/or economic tools in designing and evaluating responses to environmental management problems.

Course instructor: 
Kopsick, Schappelle