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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Environmental Science and Policy

Courses - ESP Upper Division

300. Environmental Law and Policy (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; ECON 100 and 101, or ECON 300; POSC 100; and upper division standing.
Property rights, federal and state roles in decision-making, rights and limits of both private parties and the broad public interest. Emphasis on science in decision-making, choices between regulations and incentives, and role of bureaucracy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lecture, 1 hr discussion).

400. Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Project (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 350; ECON 462 (or 463 or 464); ES P 200, 300; GEOG 481 or 485; GEOL 300I.
An interdisciplinary evaluation of the physical, biological, social, economic, and legal dimensions of a local environmental issue. Examples include policies to control surface water run-off, policies for marine protected areas, dredging harbors, and developing, preserving, restoring wetlands and estuaries.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hrs lecture, 3 hr laboratory-field work).

490. Selected Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in environmental science and policy selected for intensive development.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

491. Senior Thesis/Project in Environmental Science and Policy (1-6)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
Final completion of a thesis or research project.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Environmental Science and Policy Internship (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Practical experience in an appropriate business, government, or non-profit organization.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Credit/No credit grading only.

499. Environmental Science and Policy Directed Study (1-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

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