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Environmental Law




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course explores the administrative regulations and policies that are requisite to environmental protection. Federal, state, and local policies will be examined.


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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe how environmental laws and regulations are created, enforced, and revised.
  • Compare and contrast U.S.environmental agencies and their roles in protecting environmental resources.
  • Explain the justifications for adopting environmental regulations to protect environmental resources.

Week 2

  • Explain primary air and water quality issues facing the United States.
  • Explain past and current laws and regulatory approaches to protecting air and water quality in the United States.

Week 3

  • Determine means to comply with federal regulations used to manage toxic substances, and solid and hazardous waste.
  • Describe regulatory categories of waste and waste control techniques.

Week 4

  • Determine how international environmental law addresses major international environmental problems.
  • Compare public policy options for addressing global climate change.

Week 5

  • Describe policy in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable energies.
  • Describe U.S.policies that protect natural resources of public lands and wetlands.


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