701-1562-00L  Cases in Environmental Policy and Decision Making

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersA. Patt, M. Morosini, D. Schröter
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 40.



Catalogue data

AbstractThe course will proceed through a series of case studies, modeled after those often used in business and policy teaching curricula. Students will engage in individual and group work to practice the art of effective decision-making, recommending a course of action for the individual and organization that is the subject of each case, gaining valuable insights into environmental policy-making.
Objective- Identify the facts, assumptions, theories, and social constructions guiding the decisions of different stakeholders to a range of environmental and natural resource policy problems.
- Recognize key institutional and interpersonal challenges in decision-making situations.
- Design communication and decision-making processes that can work effectively in the context of stakeholder worldviews and perspectives.
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of value to decision-makers, and communicate that in a manner that is clear and effective.
- Consider broader policy issues applicable across the cases, such as the appropriate roles of public, non-profit, and private sector organizations, the decentralization of authority, and possible societal pathways towards sustainability.
ContentThe course will cover a range of environmental problem areas, include land conversion, water quality, air quality, climate change, and energy. Across these issues, cases will force students to confront particular decisions needing to be made by individuals and organizations, primarily in the public and non-profit sectors, but also in provate sector firms.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt would be desirable, but not essential, that students had already taken a course on policy analysis and modeling.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Patt, M. Morosini, D. Schröter
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-1562-00 PCases in Environmental Policy and Decision Making4 hrs
Thu13-17HG E 41 »
A. Patt, M. Morosini, D. Schröter

Restrictions

Places40 at the most
Waiting listuntil 24.02.2017
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 03.03.2017

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterCase StudiesWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterPolicy EngagementOInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterPolicy, Decision Analysis and ModelingWInformation