NTRES 4300

NTRES 4300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This on-campus and off-campus course sequence focuses on how environmental policy issues move through the federal policy-making process. Students select an environmental policy topic during the fall semester session (NTRES 4300) for analysis during the second part of the course (NTRES 4301), which takes place in Washington, D.C. The second session continues course focus on contemporary environmental problems, how they are defined, aggregating interests, agenda-setting, formulating alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation, and roles of lobbyists, advocates, the legislative, executive, judicial branches of government, and other actors. DC activities also include organized meetings with policy makers, advocates and experts as guest panelists. The spring semester session (NTRES 4302) requires presenting an oral policy briefing and writing both short and long policy briefs based on the DC interviews and additional research.

When Offered Multi-semester course: Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors or seniors.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Students must enroll in NTRES 4300, NTRES 4301 (winter trip to Washington, D.C.), and NTRES 4302 to receive a final grade for this three-credit course sequence  Course information and application available online. Completed applications will be due mid-October. Students must complete all 3 courses to get course credit.

  • Define what constitutes an environmental policy problem.
  • Describe the stages of policymaking.
  • Compare the ways that actors, institutions, and constraints interact to influence environmental policies.
  • Analyze specific case studies of environmental policy problems and efforts to address them.
  • Prepare and use notes from interviews with policymakers to summarize diverse perspectives regarding a contemporary environmental policy problem.
  • Evaluate, synthesize, and contrast sources of information in preparing an objective environmental policy analysis.

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 0.5 Credits Multi-Term

  • 12715 NTRES 4300   LEC 001

    • W Warren Hall 173
    • Oct 11 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Kraft, C

      Lauber, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must enroll in NTRES 4300 (fall, second 7-week session), NTRES 4301 (winter trip to Washington, DC), and NTRES 4302 (spring, first 7-week session) to receive a final grade for this three-credit course sequence (0.5 for fall component; 1.5 for winter component; 1 for spring component) More information about this multi-semester sequence is available at https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/undergraduate/ntres-4300-environmental-and-natural-resources-policy-processes/