P Dee Boersma
Analyzes the role of science and scientists in formulating public policy related to the environment. Emphasizes conceptualization of policy processes as a means of understanding opportunities for and limits of science in development and implementation of public policy.
This course is designed to expose graduate students to alternate careers in conservation science. The main objectives of the course are to: 1. explore how science is used within different institutional and societal settings 2. improve interdisciplinary learning and thinking skills 3. introduce students to the spectrum of career alternatives available in environmental areas, especially for persons with advanced technical training 4. learn skills that can be used to increase your ability to present scientific information to people outside of your specific area
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