Environmental Policy: Coastal/Shoreline Management and Planning
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Faculty: Bobbak Talebi
Senior Coastal Planner, Shorelands & Environmental Assistance Program, Washington State Department of Ecology
This course will explore environmental policy and planning through the lens of coastal/shoreline management – a field that balances the often competing and occasionally conflicting demands of resource use, economic development, and conservation. Students will be exposed to the relationship between human and natural systems, and gain an understanding of the technical, social, and institutional efforts needed to inform effective policy and program improvements. Students will research, analyze, and reflect on current practices to explore creative and practical alternatives. This course will provide students with an understanding of the role and implications of environmental policy at different scales of governance. Students will learn through a blend of academics, guest lectures and field instruction from experts (science and management), case studies, and stakeholder engagement exercises. Course assignments will include written and oral exercises, presentations, and peer evaluations to help students develop ideas and improve communication skills.
This course meets on Wednesdays, 6-10 pm.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 15
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
Located in: Olympia