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EVSP503 - Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP503 Course ID: 2747 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the major legal, regulatory, and policy framework that encompasses environmental programs and projects in the United States and with international political, commercial, and non-governmental institutions. The primary learning approach used in this course will be case studies.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • LO-1 Analyze the major legal, regulatory, and policy framework of environmental programs and projects in the United States.
  • LO-2 Differentiate U.S. environmental policies and regulations with those of other countries.
  • LO-3 Critique international political, commercial, and non-governmental institutions with regards to environmental issues.
  • LO-4 Assess the environmental issues and principles in legal case studies.
  • LO-5 Examine key terms, approaches, and concepts of environmental policy, laws, and regulation.
  • LO-6 Assess environmental policy, laws, and regulations in the management, government, science, and engineering disciplines.
  • LO-7 Distinguish the U.S. involvement in international environmental policy.
  • LO-8 Use published information to achieve learning objectives.

Your final grade will be based on the following course requirements:

NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Assignments 56.00 %
1 Environmental Theory and Law 7.00 %
2 Environmental Policy and Procedures 7.00 %
3 Air Pollution Regulations 7.00 %
4 Air Pollution Permits 7.00 %
5 Water Pollution Regulations 7.00 %
6 Contamination and Risk Assessment 7.00 %
7 Coastal Zone Management 7.00 %
8 International Environmental Regulations 7.00 %
Final Paper 20.00 %
Final Paper 20.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.