Course Catalog

IPOL8591

Natural Sci Foundtns 4 Env Pol

This course is about saving life on earth. It provides the scientific foundation required to formulate sound environmental policies capable of addressing human population growth, habitat destruction, resource overexploitation, and other anthropogenic factors that continue to undermine the earth’s ecological systems. The course focuses on scientific underpinnings of conserving the world’s remaining biological diversity (aka “biodiversity”). It draws from biology, ecology, and other natural sciences to deliver the broad scientific training that future policymakers need. As a short survey course, the goal is not to transform you into a biologist or an ecologist, but rather to equip you with the basic knowledge you need to understand how the natural world works, speak the language with confidence, and use science to develop sound environmental policy.
Subject:
International Policy
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2012 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-S12 Lecture (Langholz)

Fall 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-F11 Lecture (Langholz)

Spring 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-S11 Lecture (Langholz)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-F10 Lecture (Langholz)

Spring 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-S10 Lecture (Langholz)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

IPOL8591A-F09 Lecture (Langholz)