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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GES 434 - Wildlife Policy and the Endangered Species Act

(3.00)
The course will focus on the history of natural resource policies and wildlife laws intended to protect wildlife in the United States, with particular attention to threatened and endangered species. We use this history to analyze what many consider to be the most controversial environmental law, the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA). A case study approach is utilized to investigate the conflicts that have arisen in response to specific efforts to protect threatened and endangered species. The course combines science, policy and legal history, philosophy and contemporary and regional politics in an integrative approach to the problem of endangered species in the U.S. We will also discuss worldwide efforts to protect biodiversity such as the 1975 Convention of the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Course ID: 54554
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Lecture
Prerequisite: You must complete GES 307  or GES 308  or GES 313  or GES 326  or GES 327  or GES 328  or GES 428  or GES 432  or GES 433  or GES 462  with a C or better.



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