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ES233: Environmental Policy  
Course Links
ES118:  Environment and Society
ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
ES233: Environental Policy
ES336:  Endangered Species Policy and Practice
ES493:  Environmental Policy Practicum
Course Projects
State of Maine:  An Environmental Assessment
Atlas of Maine

Course Summary

233: Environmental Policy.  A comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction to the process and challenges of developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental policy. The role of costs and benefits, uncertainty and risks, science and technology, and attitudes and ethics are explored. Historic and contemporary case studies are used to examine major institutions and actors, laws and regulations, incentives and enforcement approaches, and their role in addressing our nation's most pressing environmental problems. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 118.

Course Information

Syllabus (pdf)

Course Readings

- From Library electronic reserves

- From Colby fileserver using Windows machine

  • From start menu select RUN...
  • Type: \\fileserver1
  • If prompted, enter your username and password (note: you may need to type @colby.edu after your username, as in "pjnyhus@colby.edu". Click OK.
  • Select the Academics folder
  • Select the ENVS folder
  • Select the appropriate course folder and contents

- From Colby fileserver using Mac OSX click here


- See directions above to access fileserver1


- See directions above to access fileserver1

Selected external links of interest

Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program, Colby College 5358 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine, 04901 USA
T: 207-859-5358; F: 207-859-5229; Email: pjnyhus@colby.edu
Last Modified: June 10, 2009