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[ENVS 256] U.S. Environmental Law and Policy

This course has a strong practical focus to help students develop skills for careers in sustainability. Students will work in groups on a semester-long sustainability project on campus and a simulation of a climate change summit. They learn about different ecologies, as well as the actors, institutions, and key issues in environmental policy-making, from the local level to the global, with special focus on climate change, class, environmental racism, environmental justice, activism, and empowerment. This course fulfills one of the requirements for the environmental studies major and minor.

Course Title

U.S. Environmental Law and Policy

Course Code

ENVS 256



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: any 100-level political science or environmental studies course or consent of instructor.


Offered every spring semester.


Also listed as Political Science 255.

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