CAL 581 Environmental Policy

This course considers issues at the intersection of ecology, economics, public policy, and ethics. Specific issues to be covered may include: the history of environmental policy in the US, the role of Federal agencies in forming environmental policy, how values ought to play a role in environmental science, externalities, public goods, property rights, market-failure, benefit-cost analysis, environmental justice, the policy questions resulting from global climate change, propaganda versus information, and how pollution can infringe on human rights.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


College of Arts and Letters

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester