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Part two focuses on environmental policies and

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Unformatted text preview: are more than one—and often several— legitimate ideas about what to do in response. This course is divided into three sections. Part I focuses environmental processes, including the causes and consequences of environmental change in a world transformed by human action. Part two focuses on environmental policies and politics at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Part III focuses on a series of major environmental problems and their prospective solutions. OBJECTIVES By the time you complete this course you should be able to: (1) Describe some the major structures, functions, processes, and patterns of change in an earth system increasingly shaped by human action (2) Explain some of the basic principles and power relations that influence environmental policy and management in California, the United States, and elsewhere around the world (3) Gain a basic understanding of some key environmental problems, including their causes and the costs and benefits associated with their prospective solutions (4) Gain some of the basic skills necessary to pursue more advanced work in environmental studies and related fields COMPONENTS Lectures: Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45 PM. You are expected to attend each lecture. The quizzes will be based on the lectures and the readings. Readings: You will have two readings per week: one technical article and one popular essay or editorial. The readings are intended to help you understand the material covered in lectures, and give you additional information and insights to increase your knowledge. You should complete the readings by Monday on the week for which they are assigned. You will have opportunit...
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