This course is an introduction to the history, organization, goals, and ideals of environmental protection in America. It examines the shift in emphasis from nature protection to pollution control to sustainability over the past 100 years and develops critical tools to analyze changing conceptions of nature and the role of science in environmental policy formulation. Of central interest is the relationship between knowledge, uncertainty, and political or legal action. Theoretical approaches are combined with case studies of major episodes and controversies in environmental protection. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
course Environmental Science and Public Policy 78.
Sheila Jasanoff, PhD, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Course tuition: noncredit $1,045, undergraduate credit $1,045, graduate credit $2,000.
, beginning Sept. 6. Required sections to be arranged.