Methods for Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Analysis

Course ID: 
ESPM 4242 / 5242
Description: 

(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-[(ESPM 3241W or 3271) and ESPM 3261]; (A-F, fall, even years) take jr or sr yr

Methods, formal/informal, for analyzing environmental/natural resource policies. How to critically evaluate policies, using economic/non-economic decision-making criteria. Application of policy analysis to environmental/natural resource problems. Recognizing politically-charged environment in which decisions over use, management, and protection of resources often occur.