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INTL 2260 International Environmental Science and Policy (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines both the science underlying today's international environmental problems and the policy decisions that drive human actions and responses. The natural environment underlies every other human system: economic, political, cultural/religious, etc., and when it is perturbed, every system above it feels the effects. We will study the science behind climate change, deforestation, ocean/wildlife issues, and food security and look at how U.S. domestic laws, international treaties and conventions, international organizations like UNEP, and NGOs shape the way humanity deals with these problems.

Instructor(s): TBD

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: While no specific science classes are required as prerequisites, students should be familiar with basic scientific methods and principles.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17