Whether we like it or not, effective solutions to environmental problems almost always require an understanding of politics. This emphasis is designed to introduce students to the role political institutions, policies, and laws play in both the underlying causes of environmental problems and their critical importance in crafting solutions. In particular, students will build on their understanding of the science of environmental issues to learn how to craft, promote and implement meaningful solutions at the local, national, and global scales.
Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy
325 Montgomery Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115