MIT Undergrads

Are you interested in our Environment & Sustainability Minor? One of the two core required classes is being offered this fall:

12.385/11.373J Science, Politics and Environmental Policy, Profs. Susan Solomon and Janelle Knox-Hayes

Fridays 1-4pm, 54-1623

Examines the role of science in US and international environmental policymaking. Surveys 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. Through lectures, group discussions, and written essays, students develop a critical understanding of the role of science in environmental policy. Potential case studies include fisheries management, ozone depletion, global warming, smog, and endangered species. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

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