2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Environmental Policy Making

Spring quarter

Faculty: Craig Partridge

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30350 (4 GR)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening


The goal of this course is to introduce students to the important concepts and to both theoretical and practical problems in the making and carrying out of environmental and natural resource policy in the U. S. Students will learn several approaches to understanding how, why, and by whom environmental policy decisions are made, and will gain experience with policy analysis and evaluation techniques, negotiation, and with the particular problems of policy implementation. This course takes a process approach to the topic, rather than a descriptive or prescriptive approach, and is aimed primarily at students who see themselves as future practitioners or researchers in this field. Some prior familiarity with the main categories of environmental and natural resource legislation and with the fundamental topics of political science will help students gain the most from this course.


Maximum Enrollment: 15

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Wed

Undergraduate Credit Option: Requires Faculty Approval

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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