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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 05, 2024
 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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GEOL 1312 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The survey course will examine the role of law and policy in regulating human impact on the environment. topics include the history and development of U.S. environmental law; theoretical approaches to environmental protection; mechanisms employed in environmental laws and regulation; the roles of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government in developing and implementing environmental law and policy; an overview of the principal environmental laws at the federal and state levels; the role of citizens in development and enforcement of environmental law; and constitutional constraints on government authority.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis


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