Feb 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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ES 3620 - Environmental Science and Public Policy

Public administrators face a wide range of environmental science and policy challenges. This course develops skills in science literacy and environmental policy management. Students are empowered with tools for addressing environmental issues integral to economic development, infrastructure, and broader regulatory frameworks. This class explores the interaction between scientific analysis and policymaking through case studies at multiple levels of government.

Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the scientific process and identify credible scientific sources of information.
  • Students will be able to describe the historical context for environmental regulation in the United States.
  • Students will be able to identify current environmental regulatory frameworks that are specifically relevant for energy, agriculture, transportation, and infrastructure projects.
  • Students will be able to cite examples at multiple levels of government of how science is utilized in policymaking and decision making processes.

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