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BIOL 1163 Understanding Urban Ecosystems: Environmental Law, Policy, and Science (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will explore the scientific and legal elements of the protection and restoration of urban environmental resources, with a focus on Massachusetts. Specifically, the course will cover the basic ecology, legal and social history, and legal and political frameworks for the following topics: urban habitat and wildlife, toxic pollution in cities, urban watersheds, urban air quality and public health, and the city as a biological habitat including human behavior and the urban setting. This course will be taught by environmental lawyers, Charles Lord and Aaron Toffler, with several lectures by Professor Eric Strauss, Boston College Environmental Studies Program Director.


Instructor(s): Charles Lord

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Does NOT satisfy the Natural Science Core Requirement


Last Updated: 06-Jan-14