Classes

PUAF 688Y: Practicing Public Policy

Offered: 

2017

School of Public Policy alums in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors develop solutions to a wide variety of local and global challenges.  This course prepares all incoming students, as a cohort, with foundational concepts and skills necessary to succeed in both the master’s program and subsequent careers.  Each year the topical focus will change; this year the course uses the complex and timely issue of Climate Change as a focus for analysis and practice.  Our emphasis on the integration of knowledge and skills al

PUAF 699Z: Energy Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

An interdisciplinary introduction to the science, technology, economics, and politics of energy use in human societies. After an introduction to the scientific principles of transforming energy sources into usable services, we investigate specific technologies and discuss their impact on geopolitics and the environment.

PUAF 741: Global Environmental Problems

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2013

Suitability of analytic tools for examining global environmental problems, human overpopulation, land abuse, ozone depletion, climate change, acid rain, loss of biological diversity, the scarcity of food, fresh water, energy and nonfuel mineral resources, and health hazards of pollutants toxic metals and radiation.