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Fall 2017
May 27, 2020
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MICB 701 - Legal Found:Regulatory Process
This course is intended to introduce the students to the legislative, regulatory and judicial processes and how science is used during these activities. The course starts by describing the legislative process including the role of the Library of Congress in providing scientific advice to the House of Representatives and the Senate. Subsequently, the application of Administrative Procedures Act and other laws in promulgation of regulation is addressed including the role of the National academy of Sciences in providing scientific support to the executive branch. The course also includes a brief description of how courts decide scientific issues. An important part of the course is how relevant laws including Information quality Act and Freedom of Information Act are used. 

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Microbiology Department

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