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POLS 528. Environmental Justice and Public Policy. 3 Hours S.

This course provides an overview of environmental justice, both as a social movement and as a public policy initiative. Environmental justice examines the distribution of environmental externalities across different socio-economic and racial groups. We will discuss several different public policy areas that have been impacted by the environmental justice movement: hazardous waste facility siting, urban redevelopment and Brownfields, transportation policy, and Native American sovereignty. We will also touch upon international environmental policy in an environmental justice context. Throughout the course we will evaluate empirical issues in studying environmental justice. (Same as EVRN 528.) Prerequisite: POLS 306 or a statistics class or consent of instructor. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/political-science/ba-bgs/

Because political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.  In the broadest sense, political science is the study of governments and governmental procedures.  Political Science is as old as civilization, because people always have been interested in their government and in their leaders.  But political science as it is thought today, as one of the social sciences, is a comparatively new discipline.  It developed in the United States during the last century as political scientists developed an ability to make increasingly scientific observations of government.  Political scientists are concerned with origins and sources of governmental organizations, their growth, and their decline, as well as with the processes and structure of government.  Ask yourself, Am I interested in public affairs?  Am I a good analytical and critical thinker?  Am I curious about the world and it's workings?  Do I communicate well orally and in writing?  Do I want to be a knowledgeable citizen?  Am I interested in the relationship between government and the people?  Am I curious about how decisions and made and how conflicts are resolved?  

Minor in Public Policy in the United States

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/political-science/minor/

Students majoring in various social science disciplines are encouraged to minor in Public Policy.  Students earning a BA or BGS can obtain a minor; the minor consists of 18 credit hours.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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...Craft POLS 301 Introduction to Political Theory POLS...Culture: _____ 3 THR 528 History of U...

Co-Major in European Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/global-international-studies/european-studies-co-major/

...Philosophy POLS 652 Politics in Europe POLS 655...to the Present HIST 528/ECON 535 Economic...

Minor in Leadership Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/institute-leadership-studies/leadership-studies-minor/

...Care POLS 528 Environmental Justice and Public Policy POLS 645 Corruption, Crisis and Scandal POLS...