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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.103 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Kip Hodges
    Prof. Steve Meyer 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.103 Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features student work in the assignments section and a complete reading list.


    Course Description


    12.103 explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives. The course will use case studies of science-intensive environmental controversies to study how science was used and abused in the policymaking process. Case studies include: global warming, biodiversity loss, and nuclear waste disposal siting. Subject includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of "position statements" on environmental science issues.
     

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