Course information and key dates

I. Texts and reserve material

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (9th Edition). Norman J Vig and Michael E Kraft.  2016. CQ Press.

The Environmental Case: Translating Values into Policy (3rd or 4th edition).  Judith A. Layzer 2012. CQ Press.

Common Lands, Common People.  Richard W. Judd  1997.  Harvard University Press. (selections on reserve)

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II.  Composition of your grade

Midterm exam – 15 percent
Final exam – 25 percent
Policy paper – 35 percent
Peer review of policy paper – 5 percent
Class participation- 20 percent

III. ADA support

Students with documented disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact me as early in the semester as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Assistance is available to eligible students through the ADA Office. Please contact Jodi Litchfield, the ADA Coordinator, at or 802-443-5936 for more information. All discussions will remain confidential.

IV.  Key dates

Woodin Colloquium in the Orchard (attendance required): 12:30PM – 1:20 in The Orchard

March 1
March 22
April 26

Paper proposal due  – Friday, March 2
Midterm Exam – Monday, March 19
Annotated bibliography due – Friday, March 23
First draft of policy paper due – Friday, April 27
Peer review of policy paper due – Wednesday, May 2
Final draft of paper by the end of exam period
Final exam – TBD