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ENV 310 Environmental Policy and Sustainable Governance

Course Description: This "blended" course provides students with a broad introduction to multi-level (from personal to local to state/national/global) environmental policymaking and governance. Exploring environmental and sustainability issues to all these levels, students will learn about the controversies and enactment of US environmental laws and standards as well as new ideas about how individuals, cities, neighborhoods, nation states and global environmental movement play a role in creating a more sustainable world. The course will involve weekly online modules – representing one class period – as well as one on ground class meeting per week.

Course Rotation: NY, PLV: Spring

3 credits

ENV 380 Junior Year Research Seminar

Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: The Junior Year Internship in environmental studies stresses research methods, writing skills, and experimental design and provides a forum for the presentation of student research and supervised internship experience.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ENV 390 Internship In Environmental Studies

Course Description: Students will work two days in an environmental policy organization or in a positon related to environmental policy in an organization. The students will meet weekly with a faculty member to discuss the assigned reading, the internship and to supervise the research and writing of the policy memos. The work supervisor will submit a written review of the student’s performance and produce three policy memos related to the students work experiences in the organization and covering three environmental issues. Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENV 100 Minimum Grade of C and ( ENV 222 Minimum Grade of C or SCI 226 Minimum Grade of C)

ENV 396A Internship In Environmental Studies

Course Description: Students will work two days in an environmental policy organization or in a positon related to environmental policy in an organization. The students will meet weekly with a faculty member to discuss the assigned reading, the internship and to supervise the research and writing of the policy memos. The work supervisor will submit a written review of the student’s performance and produce three policy memos related to the students work experiences in the organization and covering three environmental issues. Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENV 100 Minimum Grade of C and ENV 211 Minimum Grade of C and ( ENV 221 Minimum Grade of C or ENV 222 Minimum Grade of C or SCI 226 Minimum Grade of C)