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Last approved: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:42:18 GMT

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Change Type
Major
EA (Environmental Assessment)
505
032372
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Environmental Assessment Law & Policy
EA Law and Policy
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
EA 590Spring 201415
EA 590Spring 20168
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr Waverly Kallestad
Assistant Teaching Professor
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC15NANoNA
Graduate standing and EA 501 and EA 502 or EA 503
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15EAMREnvironmental AssessmentRequired
11EAMREnvironmental AssessmentRequired
This course provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the principles of environmental law and policy. Emphasis is on the US legal system and litigation process relevant to environmental law, covering topics such as: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act. Throughout the course, a case study is integrated into the conceptual lecture material with the intent of providing practical examples to conceptual material.

Environmental Law and Policy is a required course in the Environmental Assessment Program. The field of environmental assessment bridges the gap between scientific research and the use of science in decision making, regulation and policy development and environmental management.  This  environmental assessment law and policy course provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge about US environmental  law and policy while incorporating actual applied examples from environmental law. The course provides real-life examples associated with each lecture topic and live session, which serves to provide a practical application for the conceptual material. An overarching case study is woven through the course and is incorporated into assignments that include a pro-con opinion paper  and a synthesis discussion on numerous assigned readings and relevant environmental permits.


No

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Humanities and Social SciencesLada KochtcheevaAlternative for students who cannot take summer session of Global Env Policy and Law
Instructor is already teaching the course, no new resources are needed

Students will know and understand:


1. the US legal system, the litigation process, and administrative law, particularly as applicable to environmental law concepts. 


2. environmental laws and policies. 


3. how environmental laws and regulations affect the decision making process.  


4. How to apply environmental law concepts to real world issues.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:


1. describe the US legal system, the litigation process, and administrative law, particularly as applicable to environmental law concepts. 


2. analyze environmental laws and policies. 


3. describe how environmental laws and regulations affect the decision making process.  


4. apply environmental law concepts to real world issues.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Final Exam33%Final Written exam
Major Paper33%Students review a major environmental law and discuss environmental cases associated with the implementation of that law
Discussion14%Students communicate online through forum discussions on the weekly lectures and readings
Short Paper20%Students prepare preliminary opinion report and presentation on current environmental law issue.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Constitutional Principles1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
US Legal System1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Litigation and Resolution Dispute1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Case Study Shell 20121 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Administrative Law and Env impact1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Environmental Law1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Case Study- Eskimo and Oil Man1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Air Quality and Permits1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Water Quality and NPDES1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Case Study EPA responses to Draft Permits1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Marine Mammal Protection Act1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Environmental Justice1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
Dept of Interior Report1 weekOnce Weekly 75 min recorded lectures, and readings. twice monthly live discussion sections
mlnosbis 9/12/2016: Closely related course PS 536- Global Environmental Law and Policy. Instructor noted that this proposed course could be an alternate (above).

ghodge 9/14/2016 Edit syllabus to match the CIM form for student learning outcomes and student evaluation methods. Edit syllabus as course can not be taken for S/U grading. UPDATED.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No concerns.
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