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Catalog 2013-2014

Environmental Policy and Law

  • Semester: Spring
  • Course Number: SS202
  • Instructors: Farley Brown
  • Credit: 3

Course Description

This course examines Vermont and U.S. environmental policies and laws from philosophical, historical and social perspectives.  In doing so, we discuss how various stakeholders might view environmental issues and how divergent views give rise to distinct, and somewhat conflicting, environmental policies.  We will examine how science, public opinion, and ethics contribute to the formation and implementation of environmental policy.