Core Courses

ENV 200A- Analysis of Environmental Management and Policy, 4 units | Fall 

Introduction to the primary challenges of environmental management around the focal issues of climate change and natural ecosystems. Key concepts include: modeling natural / human systems interactions; data gathering and literacy; hypothesis testing; critical thinking; science communication; and predicting scientific outcomes of policy options.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Eric Post, faculty for the Environmental Policy & Management program

Instructor: Eric Post

Syllabus: ENV200A.pdf

ENV 200B- Environmental Policy Evaluation, 4 units | Fall 

Method and practice, philosophical basis, and political role of policy analysis. Reviews basic concepts from economic theory; how and why environmental problems emerge in a market economy; and tools necessary for solving environmental problems.

Same course as ESP/ECL 212B.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Dr. Fran Moore, Associate Professor for the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and ManagementDr. Michael Springborn, Program Chair for the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

Instructor: Fran Moore; Michael Springborn 

Syllabus: ENV200B.pdf

ENV 200C- Environmental Policy Process, 4 units | Spring 

Introduction to selected theories of the policy process and applications to the field of environmental policy. Develops critical reading skills, understanding of policy theory, and an ability to apply multiple theories to the same phenomena. 

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. POL 1, ESP 160, or ESP 161 recommended.

Environmental Policy & Management Affiliated Faculty member Mark Lubell

Environmental Policy and Management faculty, Dr. Tyler Scott



Instructors: Mark LubellTyler Scott

Syllabus: ENV200C.pdf

ENV 201- Environmental Law, 3 units | Winter 

Roles of legislatures, agencies, and courts in creating and interpreting law; legal strategies for addressing environmental problems; major environmental statutes; and the relationship between federal and state/local legal authority. 

Prerequisites: None.

Tracy Winsor, UC Davis Instructor in Environmental Law and also the Supervising Deputy for the California Attorney General’s Office

Instructor: Tracy Winsor

Syllabus: ENV201.pdf

ENV 202- Policy Development and Implementation, 4 units | Winter 

Environmental policy development and implementation processes: developing and enacting legislation, regulation development and review, and implementation of new laws. California state processes. Local, federal, and international policy. Business’ role in climate policy. Theory, applied study, discussion with guest experts, and practical skills such as how to write for a policy audience.

Prerequisites: None.

EPM Instructor Julianne McCall

Instructor: Julianne McCall

Syllabus: ENV202.pdf

ENV 203- Environmental Policy Clinic, 4 units | Winter, Spring 

Teams of students analyze an environmental policy problem from scientific, legal and economic perspectives. Hands-on learning partnering with rotating clients. The course can be taken twice- once in the winter and once in the spring. 

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Must be an Environmental Policy and Management student.

Instructor: TBD.

Syllabus: Winter, ENV203.pdf; Spring, ENV203.pdf

ENV 296- Environmental Policy and Management Practicum, 2-6 units | Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Practicum experience integrating coursework into an applied professional setting. May be repeated for credit. 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approved Practicum Proposal. 

ENV 297- Professional Development Seminar, 1 unit | Fall, Winter, Spring

A weekly seminar inviting policy and management professionals to come and discuss their challenges and achievements. May be repeated for credit up to six units.

Eric Post

Instructors:  Eric Post

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Syllabi: ENV 297.pdf

A more detailed description of the Policy Clinic, Practicum and Professional Development Seminar can be found here.