NRES 499 XM2 - Special Topics - Illinois Environmental Law&Pol
Experimental course on a special topic in natural resources and environmental sciences. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours as topics vary. Class Schedule Information: Field trip fee may be assessed for some sections.
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of environmental law and policy as well as strategies to impact policy development and passage at the state and local level. Students in this course will learn legal research skills sufficient to find and understand key environmental laws and track and analyze bills under consideration by the state legislature. During the course, students will study bills and issues that are currently under consideration in the governmental body of their choice, but with a heavy focus on learning the dynamics of the Illinois state legislature. Students will not only analyze what elements are needed to pass policy sufficiently protective of the environment, but will also learn skills such as organizing, negotiation, and power analysis to understand the possibility of enacting the best environmental policies into law. Online scheduled class sessions require each student to have high speed internet access and either a headset with microphone or an ext
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Course Level: Graduate