CRP 1109

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The politics of the environment permeate American life.  They involve issues ranging from very local concerns (e.g., protection of individual water supply sources or potential development of highly valued open space) to the broadest possible national and international concerns (e.g., protection of the country's national parks, air pollution controls, and strategies for confronting global warming).  This course examines our collective discussions of environmental issues: e.g., what groups wish to accomplish (or prevent) regarding the environment, what interests motivate those widely varying groups, what tactics/strategies those groups utilize for influencing decision-makers, and what factors most significantly shape decision-makers' specific choices about protecting or harming the environment.  Readings, class discussions, and writing assignments will deal with both historic and current environmental controversies.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Environmental Politics

  • 16795CRP 1109  SEM 101

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