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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 381 - Environmental Politics in the United States

Few contemporary policy issues are as polarizing as the environment, but environmental issues were not always the flashpoint of controversy that they are today. In this course, we will trace the evolution of the consensual environmental politics of the 1960s into the contested politics of energy development and climate change in the current era. Special attention will be devoted to the role of science, ideology, and American political institutions in formulating environmental policy. Topics covered include air and water pollution, biodiversity, environmental justice, and energy policy.

Credits 1

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Compass Attributes
Social Science