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Courses - Spring 2019
ENSP
Environmental Science and Policy Department Site
ENSP102
Introduction to Environmental Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Additional information: May be taken before or after ENSP101.
Second of two courses that introduce students to the topics studied and methods employed in environmental science and policy. Emphasis on the process of formulating, implementing, and evaluating policy responses to environmental problems, with particular attention to policy controversies related to scientific uncertainty, risk assessment, the valuation of nature, and distributional equity. May be taken before or after ENSP101.
ENSP250
Lawns in the Landscape: Environmental Hero or Villain?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Examination of the lawn as an element in the anthropogenic landscape and its influence on global warming, regional air and water quality, ecological diversity, mammalian pesticide exposure and consumptive water use. Demographic and socioeconomic factors are examined in the context of being predictors of landscape aesthetic desires and lawn management behaviors. Policies that incentivize lawn alternatives or changes in lawn management behavior are discussed.
ENSP305
Applied Quantitative Methods in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOM301, ECON321, GEOG306, PSYC200, or SOCY201; and (ENSP101 and ENSP102). And MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140; or must have completed MATH220.
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program; or permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program.
Credit only granted for: ENSP305 or AREC382.
Additional information: Applied topics covered in this course will supplement coursework in introductory statistics and mathematics; this course is not intended for students with significant previous advanced data analysis or statistical experience.
Intended for students interested in pursuing career or graduate research opportunities that will include management of environmental databases, detailed analysis of environmental data, and/or application of predictive environmental models. Students will learn necessary skills to manage and analyze environmental data through hands-on training in commonly used software and a series of topical case studies. Data analysis and data management will be taught using publicly available real-world environmental data sets.
ENSP306
Fundamentals of Qualitative Research Methods for Environmental Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to research design and methods, with an in-depth focus on qualitative research methods and application to environmental studies. Topics include: writing an appropriate research question, identifying relevant methods, submitting a proposal to the Institutional Review Board, choosing appropriate sampling approaches, conducting interviews, focus groups, ethnographies, analyzing textual data, and presenting qualitative results.
ENSP330
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Environmental Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of AGNR-Dean-Environmental Science & Policy Program.
Recommended: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENSP330 or ENSP399A.
Formerly: ENSP399A.
An overview of environmental law, from its common law roots to its role in the modern regulatory state, including an examination of major federal environment statutes and the policy debates inherent in them. Other areas covered include civil and criminal enforcement, standing to sue, land use control, and regulatory takings.
ENSP342
(Perm Req)
Environmental Threats to Oceans and Coasts: Towards an Integrated Policy Response
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENSP101 and ENSP102.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and permission of Environmental Science and Policy program.
Credit only granted for: ENSP399A or ENSP342.
Formerly: ENSP399A.
An interdisciplinary study of the challenges of maintaining the health and vitality of oceans and coasts in the face of climate change, extreme weather, and other threats including pollution, and oil and gas development. Exploration of four broad themes: resource management, conservation and stewardship, pollution, and coastal zone management. Also, an analysis of current efforts to integrate these themes through ecosystem-based management; marine spatial planning; and related policy responses.
ENSP386
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must have internship proposal approved by the concentration advisor, the director of ENSP and the student's internship sponsor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSP399
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENSP399R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy; Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ENSP400
(Perm Req)
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of the Director of ENSP. And must be in Environmental Science and Policy program.
Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.
ENSP499
Honors Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.