Fall 2024  |  PA 5711 Section 001: Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (23054)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/03/2024 - 12/11/2024
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
Class Notes:
Students who need a class permission number should contact Elise Harrington at eliseh@umn.edu.
Class Description:

This survey course investigates the ways in which human society is transforming (and being transformed by) science, technology, and the environment. This course will prepare you to grapple with complex contemporary policy issues in arenas such as global climate change, technology development, innovation, and regulation of issues at the intersection of science, technology, and the environment.

The focus of the course is public policy in the United States, but we will work with a comparative mindset to tackle issues of globalization, sustainable development, and global environmental challenges.
Grading for this course will have three major components: written policy memos, developing positions on current policy topics (debates, case studies), and a final research project.
Exam Format:
No Exams
Class Format:
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 July 2023

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