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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.
- ENV/100 – Principles of Environmental Science or equivalent
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Determine how international environmental law addresses major international environmental problems.
- Compare public policy options for addressing global climate change.
- Describe U.S.energy 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.