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ENV 297A Topic: Environmental Clinic

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (Civic Engagement and Public Values). Service learning component.

Course Description: The Environmental Clinic is a program of intensive civic engagement where student clinicians, in a team setting, work as professional environmental policy practitioners under the supervision of faculty from Pace Academy of Applied Environmental Studies, and in consultation with faculty from across Pace schools and colleges. Their primary responsibility is to design and implement policy reforms for real world environmental issues by representing "client," non-profit organizations from the community and region. Students will learn the essential civic-engagement skills necessary to serve their client organizations, such as legal, political and communication skills training, legislative history research, preparation of hearing testimony, oral and written presentations, new release writing, bill drafting, lobbying and its requirements, the role of non-profits and movement, and use of social media and technology-based methods of influencing public opinion.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.


3 credits