Environmental Policy

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Policy

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Environmental policy is inherently a chaotic confluence of science, politics, and
    economics. This implies that government, civil society and markets all have roles to play
    in the formulation and implementation of the policy. The course investigates the ways in
    which multiple actors interact in defining environmental problems, setting goals and
    prescribing solutions. In the process, we aim to sharpen an understanding of how and
    why environmental problems persist, as well as the policy instruments and regulatory
    institutions that have evolved in response.

    Specifically, this course is designed to: 1) introduce competing perspectives on
    environmental problems; 2) compare different policy tools for coping with the problems
    (with particular focus on toxics reduction); and 3) explain whether, how, and why
    proposed policies do/not work in practice

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

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