env320 | undergraduate

Environmental Law

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

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Energy Policy and Natural Resources

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

    Environmental Law in the American Legal System

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

    Protecting Air and Water Quality

    • 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.

    Controlling Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste

    • 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.

    International Law and Global Climate Change

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