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|EMAP 503 - intro Environ Policy Science|
Introduces and discusses the general concepts and processes in formulating a scientifically informed environmental policy that involves the development and application of appropriate scientific methods, tools, standards, approaches, and other processes derived from various scientific disciplines. It will inform students of different aspects of policy decision-making process, which include (1) the evaluation of level of maturity, reliability of the formulated policy by using the metrics for evaluation of scientific claims (MESC) derived from the Best Available Science (BAS) concept. (2) Independent peer review and independent scientific assessment, (3) Scientific foundation of legislative, regulatory, and judicial decisions (4) Stakeholder identification and stakeholder participation process, (5) policy making ethics, (6) scientific transparency, (7) scientific communication (8) Mathematical modeling (9) environmental decisions at two agencies; Department of Defense and Department of Energy (exempted and not exempted from relevant laws). In essence, students will learn how BAS/MESC can be used to develop best environmental policy. With this as a foundation, the course describes the role of science in environmental decision making.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
Env. Metrology and Policy Department