- Days and Times
- Tues/Thurs, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
- Course Description
This course focuses on how science policies are shaped by public opinion, partisan divisions, and political institutions. The course content will center on the debate over the cause, consequences, and policy responses to climate change, with lectures and readings that expose students to the evidence and theories that underlie the debate, as well as political science theories that explain policy choices as well as policy deadlock. The course will draw from and inform EAS-E 144 (Extreme Weather and Its Impact) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, which focuses on the science of extreme weather events.