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ES 340 Environmental Policy

Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
  • ES 100 or ES 161 or GEOG 100
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This course studies how institutions, interests and ideologies have shaped environmental policy, and examines the interaction of economic, cultural, and ecological factors in an integrated approach focused at the water-food-energy nexus. The use and misuse of scientific knowledge, methods, and research, and incorporation of indigenous/traditional knowledge will be addressed. Case studies will include local, national, and global environmental issues such as water quality and availability, agricultural production of food, feed, fiber and fuels; soil erosion, depletion, and degradation; depletion of stratospheric ozone; decrease of biodiversity; globalization of e-waste and waste cycles; and impacts of extractive industries such as mining and fossil fuel production.