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POL 310 Entire Course (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com POL 310 Week 1 DQ 1 Environmental Values & Policy POL 310 Week 1 DQ 2 Common Pool Resources – Privatization or Collective Action POL 310 Week 2 DQ 1 Climate Change POL 310 Week 2 DQ 2 Air Quality POL 310 Week 2 Assignment Air Quality and Climate Change as Integrated Policy POL 310 Week 3 DQ 1 Clean Water POL 310 Week 3 DQ 2 Energy POL 310 Week 3 - Assignment Final Paper Draft POL 310 Week 4 DQ 1 Land Management Policies and Habitat POL 310 Week 4 DQ 2 Biodiversity, Extinction, and Making Choices in Policy POL 310 Week 5 DQ 1 Hazardous Waste and International Environmental Policy POL 310 Week 5 Final Paper Policy Challenges Presented by Environmental Problems ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 1 DQ 1 Environmental Values & Policy (Ash)

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www.pol310.com Environmental Values & Policy. Identify an environmental amenity from the following list: a. Clean air b. Earth’s climate c. Ocean health d. Wilderness areas e. Endangered species f. Clean drinking water g. Old growth forests Look at Figure 1.1 in Chapter One of Environmental Policies. Identify the different values associated with that amenity. Then, identify a policy tension between the amenity that you choose and a threat to that amenity. For example, clean air is threatened by economic interests that pollute the air (e.g., industries that do not use “green” technology when emitting pollution, automobiles, large-scale confined feeding animal operations, etc.); wilderness areas are threatened by gas and oil interests, pressures to build roads in roadless areas, etc. Also, discuss the ways that different worldviews (e.g., biocentricism, anthropocentrism) play into the controversy surrounding the issue. In your opinion, have lawmakers adequately protected the value of the environmental amenity? Why or why not? Which worldview is present in your response to part E of this question? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly


resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Do you agree with your classmates’ assessments regarding whether lawmakers have adequately protected the value of the environmental amenity identified in their postings? Why or why not? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 1 DQ 2 Common Pool Resources – Privatization or Collective Action (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Common Pool Resources – Privatization or Collective Action. Identify two common pool resources from the list below, one that seems to be best managed by privatization and another that seems to be best managed through collective action. a. International fisheries b. Aquifers c. Forests d. Atmosphere e. Oil f. Herds of elephants g. Ocean floor mineral deposits in international waters Why does privatization work better for one, while collective action works better for the other?


Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Do you agree with your classmates’ assessments regarding whether privatization or collective action is the best choice for the common pool resources that they identified? Why or why not? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 1 Quiz (Ash)

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POL 310 Week 2 Assignment Air Quality and Climate Change as Integrated Policy (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Assignments 1. Due by Day 7. Air Quality and Climate Change as Integrated Policy. Address each of the following questions: a. Should air quality and climate change policies be developed through an integrated approach?


b. What are the benefits of an integrative approach to air quality and climate change? c. What are the political, social, and scientific obstacles to realizing an integrative approach to air quality and climate change? d. What are the problems with maintaining a compartmentalized or fragmented approach to climate change and to air quality? e. Are policies related to individual behaviors effective in addressing changing climate? What about air quality? The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Online Library) in addition to the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 2 DQ 1 Climate Change (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Climate Change. Choose one of the following scientific organizations and review the research on climate change. Cite three specific facts that you learn about climate change. Does this information agree with what your local news station or newspaper is saying? Why or why not? Explain?


To what degree do you believe that individual activities – say, choosing to walk to work instead of driving – can have a measurable impact on a changing climate? Why? How do you think that scientific, political, ethical, social, and/or cultural perspectives have shaped your beliefs on this matter? Use the following required links: National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Climate Change: How Do We Know? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – About Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Reports Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ response relating to whether an individual’s activities can have a measurable impact on a changing climate with your own beliefs. How are the forces that have shaped your classmates’ beliefs different from your own? How are they the same? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 2 DQ 2 Air Quality (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Air Quality. Research and report (describe) what efforts are in place to manage air quality in your town and state. Remember to consider emissions testing regulations, air quality index use, and other components of air quality management. Which institutions, laws and


regulations exist to manage air quality in your town and state? These may be local, state, or federal laws, regulations and institutions. Consider the things you do in your everyday life that might contribute to air quality problems. How did you first become aware that your activities might contribute to air quality problems? Did you (or have you) done anything to alter your activities, so that your contribution to air quality problems is minimized? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ responses relating to the things they do in their everyday lives that might contribute to air quality problems with your own activities related to this matter. Are they the same? Are they different? Which laws, regulations, or institutions have influenced your activities differently than your classmates and their activities? Which laws, regulations, or institutions have influenced your activities in a similar manner? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 2 Quiz (Ash)

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POL 310 Week 3 - Assignment Final Paper Draft (Ash)


For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Assignments 1. Due by Day 7. Final Paper Draft. Review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of the online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. Then, visit the Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Review the “Sample: Outline.” Format your outline for the Final Paper according to the “Sample: Outline.” (NOTE: In the “Sample: Outline,” it states that the thesis statement is the last one to three sentences of the introduction. However, the thesis statement must be one sentence in length and the last sentence of the introduction.) The outline must contain: a. Introduction with thesis statement b. At least five body paragraphs c. Conclusion d. Reference page containing at least three academic resources, two of which are found in the Online Library The paper must be two to three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources (at least two of which can be found in the Online Library) in addition to the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.


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POL 310 Week 3 DQ 1 Clean Water (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Clean Water. From a policy-making perspective, compare the challenges associated with addressing water quantity versus water quality issues. Which is the more challenging problem to address by policy process? Discuss the limitations of the Clean Water Act in addressing both water quantity and water quality. Besides the Clean Water Act, which other policy mechanisms or regulatory measures can be implemented to address water quality and water quantity challenges? Do you think that policymaking can legitimately differ based upon social, cultural, or geographical perspectives, or do you think that there is one “right way” to approach environmental problems through policy and regulation? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ response relating to which policy mechanisms or regulatory measures can be implemented to address water quality and water quantity challenges with your own assessment of this issue. Do you think similarities or differences reflect similar or different perspectives from a social, cultural, or geographical perspective? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------


POL 310 Week 3 DQ 2 Energy (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Energy. Identify three different renewable energy sources. Compare those sources from a policy and regulatory perspective to determine which of those sources will become the most significant source for renewable energy in 50 years. Explain why your choice will be the most significant renewable energy source. How do specific demands for energy (e.g., transportation, heating, electricity) affect your choice? From a policy and regulatory perspective, what do you think has to happen in order to make your choice a reality in 50 years? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ response relating to which renewable energy source they believe will be the most significant source for renewable energy in 50 years with your own thoughts on this issue. Have you focused on the same or different energy demands when formulating your responses? How does choice of focus for energy demands affect the answer to this question? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 3 Quiz (Ash)

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POL 310 Week 4 DQ 1 Land Management Policies and Habitat (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Land Management Policies and Habitat. Consider land management agencies, and their associated statutes and policies in the USA. How do land management agencies, and their associated statutes and policies protect habitat, even if habitat protection is not their primary concern? Specifically compare the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management when answering this question. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ response relating to land management agencies’ roles in protecting habitat with your own. What points did you classmates raise that you did not consider? What points did you consider that are not reflected in your classmates’ postings? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 4 DQ 2 Biodiversity, Extinction, and Making Choices in Policy (Ash)

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www.pol310.com Biodiversity, Extinction, and Making Choices in Policy. Some people argue that since extinctions have always taken place, they should be considered a natural process and that the current extinction rates are not a matter of concern. Others point out that the preservation of biodiversity is essential to the continuation of life on Earth and that human actions have greatly accelerated the extinction rate. Should the policy process take into consideration all competing positions – even when those positions would result in opposite policy outcomes – when creating policy? Why or why not? If positions that resulted in opposite policy outcomes were reflected in our laws and policies, would those policies and laws be effective? Why or why not? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Do you agree with your classmates’ assessment of the effectiveness of laws and policies that reflect opposite positions on the matter? Why or why not? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 4 Quiz (Ash)

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POL 310 Week 5 DQ 1 Hazardous Waste and International Environmental Policy (Ash)

For more course tutorials visit www.pol310.com Hazardous Waste and International Environmental Policy. Consider the problem of the exportation of hazardous waste, such as e-waste, from wealthy countries to poor countries. How can domestic policy address this issue, when domestic policy applies to domestic issues, rather than being capable of governing other lands? What are the limitations of domestic policymaking as they relate to global environmental problems, and in particular, the problem of exporting hazardous waste? What can individual people do to influence policymaking in this context? Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Compare and contrast your classmates’ response relating to what individual people can do to influence policymaking in the global or international context with your own. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 5 Final Paper Policy Challenges Presented by Environmental Problems (Ash)

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Focus of the Final Paper Write a paper that addresses each of the following: ยง Choose an environmental problem that interests you from the list below: o Loss of biodiversity o Clean water o Energy o Solid and hazardous waste o Public land use (Please note that climate change and air quality are not options for the Final Paper because students will write a short paper during Week Two which focuses on those policy areas.) ยง Identify the most significant challenges facing policymakers in resolving, identifying, and/or dealing with this problem. Your paper should reflect the knowledge that you have gained from this course. ยง Describe two different perspectives that contribute to our understanding of the environmental challenge that you have identified by evaluating the values and ethics that have contributed to the manifestation of the environmental problem. ยง Provide a policy recommendation concerning what you believe to be the best way to address the environmental problem through the policy process. Please note that your paper must address your chosen issue from a domestic policy process perspective. If there is an international component to your recommendation, you must include it, though the focus of this analysis must be from a domestic (United States) perspective. Similarly, if your recommendation includes local (city, county, state or regional) components, you must include them.


§ Critically and objectively analyze your recommendation, by identifying both the benefits and the drawbacks, and by evaluating the expected effectiveness of the recommended policy to address the problem (including the social and political problems associated with it). Please note that the paper must reflect an understanding of the legal environment and regulatory mechanism relevant to the policy area under consideration, as well as the important laws and institutions that have significantly affected the policy area of your choice. The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (at least three from the Online Library) other than the course text to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper: 1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. 2. Must include a title page with the following: a. Title of paper b. Student’s name c. Course name and number d. Instructor’s name e. Date submitted


3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. 4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. 5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis. 6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of three from the Online Library. 7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Writing Center. 8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

POL 310 Week 5 Quiz (Ash)

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