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Southern New Hampshire University opment (ESCD) for answers to this question. Students explore the principles and practices of ESCD using patternmapping of community needs, site visits, and other experiential learning tools that turn communities into classrooms, and bring the challenge of building environmentally sustainable communities to life. In the process, students identify assumptions that lead to unsustainable social practices, and develop the skills necessary to help create livable local landscapes and sustainable local futures through individual and community action. This course is cross-listed as SOC 318. Prerequisite: ENV 219 or SCI 219, or permission of the instructor. ENV 319 U.S. Environmental Law and Politics (3 credits) This course explores the content of the most important federal environmental statutes and regulations in the United States, as well as the political and legal processes used to produce and implement them. Students learn how to spot the facts that trigger major requirements of these laws, and to analyze strategies for influencing outcomes in the environmental law-making and law-implementation processes. This course is cross-listed as POL 319. ENV 322 Development and the Environment (3 credits) This course focuses on the political economy of development and the related environmental issues. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to issues of political economy and the environment as they relate to development and globalization. Regional and cultural differences in the process of development will be scrutinized and the relevance of the development experience of one region to other regions will be questioned. This course is cross-listed as POL 322. Prerequisite: ENV 219 or SCI 219, or permission of the instructor. ENV 325 Industrial Ecology and Public Policy (3 credits) The field of industrial ecology aims to minimize the environmental costs of industrial activity by applying lessons learned from ecosystems, in which all wastes are consumed as raw materials by other parts of the system. This course explores the implications of industrial ecology for national economies, the global economy, economic sectors, and firms, and suggests how public policy can be used to reform modern economies along ecologically responsible lines. Prerequisite: ENV 219 or SCI 219, or permission of the instructor. ENV 329 International Environmental Law and Negotiation (3 credits) This course explores the most effective strategies for negotiating environmental agreements of all kinds, with an emphasis on the multilateral agreements that are at the center of international environmental law. Students spend much of the course playing and critiquing their own performance in two environmental negotiation simulations. In the first, they assume the roles of stakeholders negotiating the compliance of a private company with air and water pollution control regulations in the United States. In the second, they assume the roles of member-states of the International Whaling 122

Commission negotiating the fate of a controversial proposal to end the international ban on commercial whaling. This course is cross-listed as POL 329. Prerequisite: ENV 319. ENV 349 Comparative Environmental Law and Sustainable Development (3 credits) This course explores the effectiveness of environmental law as a strategy for achieving environmentally sustainable development, using China, India, Russia, and the European Union as illustrative examples. Students spend the last third of the course playing and critiquing their own performance in Stratagem, a computer-assisted simulation game, in which they assume the roles of government ministers in a less developed country and try to chart a course of environmentally sustainable development for that country over a period of 60 years. This course is cross-listed as POL 349. Prerequisite: ENV 319. ENV 363 Environmental Ethics (3 credits) This course applies the insights of ethical theory to solve practical environmental problems. Students explore the strengths and weaknesses of different traditions in environmental ethics and their relevance to contemporary environmental concerns. This course is cross-listed as PHL 363. Prerequisite: ENG 121 and either ENV 219 or SCI 219, or permission of the instructor. ENV 404 Environmental Sustainability Field Experience I (3 credits) ENV 405 Environmental Sustainability Field Experience II (3 credits) These courses offer students an opportunity to undertake an experiential learning project that promotes the environmental sustainability of human societies. Students work with a supervising faculty member to design a field experience appropriate to their educational and career goals. Prerequisites: ENV 319 or ENV 329 or ENV 349; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. ENV 410A Semester in Washington, D.C.: Environmental Policy Field Experience (12 credits) This course is the vehicle through which students receive ENV course credit for participation in the supervised internship and Leadership Forum of SNHU’s Semester in Washington, D.C. The program promotes learning through civic engagement. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, which hosts the program, provides students with housing and places them in internships appropriate to their interests. For more information, see The Washington Center’s web site (www.twc.edu) and the department chair. This course is taken concurrently with ENV 410B. Prerequisites: ENV 319 or ENV 329 or ENV 349; at least junior standing; and permission of the department chair. ENV 410B Semester in Washington, D.C.: Environmental Studies Seminar (3 credits) This seminar provides a common academic course for the SNHU Semester in Washington, D.C., which is hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog