ENVM 520 Public Policy and Communication

This course provides an overview of the social, governmental and economic forces during the development and implementation of environmental and labor laws and policy. The impact of public opinion on political systems and mechanisms provides the basis for understanding the specific nature and ramifications of environmental, employee safety and public health issues. This course covers the development of federal and state laws, and local zoning issues. This class provides the skills necessary to assess changes in policy and communicate their impacts and risks to the organization. This course also discusses external communication of risk to public representatives, regulators and the legal community.