Subjects

instructors
Nicholas Ashford, Charles Caldart
units
3-0-9U
schedule
TR (3:30-5:00) (E51-057)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to important issues in contemporary environmental law, policy, and economics. Discusses the roles and interactions of Congress, federal agencies, state governments, and the courts in dealing with environmental problems.

instructors
units
3-0-9U
schedule
M (2:00-5:00) (9-217)
prerequisites
description

Introduces frameworks for analyzing and addressing inequalities in the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Explores the foundations and principles of the environmental justice movement from the perspectives of social science, public policy, and law. Applies environmental justice principles to contemporary issues in urban policy and planning.

instructors
Dayna Cunningham, Katrin Kaeufer, Alison Coffey
units
3-0-3G
schedule
TR (5:00-6:30), Partial Term (9-451)
prerequisites
description

Introduction to the theory of action research and more generally to competing ideas about the uses of social research to promote social change.  Focus will be on the epistemological foundations for action research, knowledge generation in action research, the role of the “friendly outsider,” action science and organizational learning, participatory evaluation and arguments for

instructors
units
3-0-9
schedule
M (2:00-5:00) (9-217)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Introduces frameworks for analyzing and addressing inequalities in the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Explores the foundations and principles of the environmental justice movement from the perspectives of social science, public policy, and law. Applies environmental justice principles to contemporary issues in urban policy and planning.

instructors
Michael Golay
units
3-1-8G
schedule
TR (3:00-5:00), F (1:00) (32-155, 32-144)
prerequisites
description

Assessment of current and potential future energy systems. Covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting 21st-century regional and global energy needs in a sustainable manner.

instructors
Janelle Knox-Hayes, Susan Solomon
units
3-0-9G
schedule
M (3:00-6:00) (54-1623)
prerequisites
description

Examines the role of science in the U.S. environmental policymaking process. Part I examines the methods by which scientists learn about the natural world; the treatment of science by experts, advocates, the media, and the public; and the way science is used in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making.

instructors
units
3-0-6
schedule
T (9:00-12:00) (1-375)
prerequisites
description

Focuses on water in environmental planning, policy, and design. Draws together faculty and students who are working on water-related research projects to develop and maintain a current perspective on the field from the site to metropolitan and international scales. Limited to 15.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
W (4:00-6:30) (E51-376)
prerequisites
description

The Schumpeterian notion of technological innovation as "the engine of growth" is being challenged as the globalization of trade is increasingly seen as the driving force of industrial economies.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
TR (9:30-11:00) (56-167)
prerequisites
description

First subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. Reviews philosophical debates concerning growth and scarcity vs. deep ecology. Examines the ongoing policy debate concerning "command-and-control" vs. market-oriented approaches to regulation. Considers the debate regarding the importance of expertise vs. indigenous knowledge.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
TR (3:30-5:00) (E51-057)
prerequisites
description

Reviews and analyzes federal and state regulation of air and water pollution and hazardous wastes. Analyzes pollution as an economic problem and the failure of markets. Emphasizes use of legal mechanisms and alternative approaches (such as economic incentives and voluntary approaches) to control pollution and to encourage chemical accident and pollution prevention.

instructors
Harvey Michaels
units
3-1-8
schedule
TR (1:00-2:30) (56-154)
prerequisites
description

Energy management applies science and business innovations to optimize home and building energy use - incorporating energy efficiency, solar energy and intelligent building-to-grid networks.

instructors
Peter Del Tredici
units
3-0-9G
schedule
TR (2:00-3:30) (9-450B)
prerequisites
description

Urban ecology can be distinguished from its natural systems counterpart by the integration of human cultural practices into the study of biological and geological systems.