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POLI 1215 The Politics and Policy of Land and Water (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the politics and policy of public lands, water supply and resource management. It takes place at the Grand Canyon National Park using the national park as a case study illustrating the political, policy, and management issues involving land, water and recreation. The course will have both an online and a field component. The field work will be conducted at Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead and will include a raft trip through the entire Grand Canyon. Site visits to the other important government agencies involved in various aspects of public land and resource management will include the Bureau of Land Management, The Bureau of Reclamation, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Readings will come from a wide variety of disciplines including political science, public administration, resource management, resource economics, tourism economics, arid land ecology and the history of the American West.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marc Landy

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17