This is an environmental policy course with a focus on public action. The class will explore the dimensions of the production, use and disposal of plastics, including climate change implications, alternatives to plastics, and the need for innovation. Environmental justice implications will be a major part of the class focus, along how plastics impact health and the ocean. In the spirit of The Center for the Advancement of Public Action, much of the assigned work will include taking public action to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. This class will share civic engagement skills that will be useful to you on any issue you wish you pursue in the arena of public policy.
Students will learn the full dimension of the plastic pollution problem. Environmental justice will be highlighted. They will learn what they can do as individuals, but also how to be a student leader on this issue. Students will learn civic engagement skills including how to raise issues with elected officials and in the media.
Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
W 7:00PM - 8:50PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 125
Course Frequency: Every Term
Categories: 2000 , Advancement of Public Action , All courses , First Seven Week , Fully remote , One Credit
Tags: analyzing , climate change , democracy skills , environment , environmental justice , pollution , public action , storytelling , writing