Spring 2024  |  PA 4790 Section 001: Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy -- Climate Action and Adaptation Planning (67103)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Thu 04:00PM - 06:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 512A
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics in the field of science, technology, and environmental policy. Topics vary.
Class Notes:
Global climate change poses the most significant environmental challenge of this generation. The response to the climate challenge spans grassroots movements to coordinated international policy. But ultimately the impact to people is local. As policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change continue to take shape, what do decision makers, advocates, and analysts need to know to take effective action? This course will investigate climate change policy as it pertains to the actions communities must take. Whether the community is a town, city, county or even state, this action takes the form of a Community Action Plan or Community Adaptation Plan. This course will explore existing and proposed approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change through policies that cross scales of governance (from the local to the global) and that impact a wide range of sectors (energy, transportation, manufacturing, water, agriculture, buildings, etc.). Students will have the opportunity to work with a MN city actively participating in climate work via the MN Green Step Cities program. A key theme of the course will be how policy can be shaped in the face of a variety of competing interests to achieve commonly desired outcomes. Policy is typically a graduate or professional school pursuit. As an undergraduate course, the objective here is to introduce the field to advanced undergraduates as either a further field of study or to further their understanding of policy in enhancement of knowledge of their own field. Students will gain a basic understanding of a more holistic world view and how to anchor that view to their major expertise. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA4790+Spring2024
Class Description:
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