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SUST 340  POLICY, LAW, ETHICS

An investigation into the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of sustainability in the U.S. and around the world, using case studies in public policy, environmental law, and community activism. Topics addressed include the impact of policies and laws upon communities, especially in urban areas, and the relevance of environmental policy and ethics to the development of sustainable agriculture, transportation, energy, and housing systems. Students will gain an understanding of the political terrain, the significant ethical debates, and the legal boundaries surrounding sustainability by critically evaluating policy questions in a sequence of critical writing projects.

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 102 (with a min grade of C-)
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