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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POl 329 Wildlife and Public Policy

3 Credit(s) HP
This course explores the evolution of public policy toward wildlife in the United States, and the multiple factors (e.g. historical, cultural, economic, political, and ideological) that have shaped wildlife laws, influenced public attitudes, mobilized interest groups, and impacted wildlife species and their habitats. Through the examination of past and current controversies over wildlife policies such as predator management, endangered species protections, and preservation of marine ecosystems, the course will provide students with an understanding of how public policy at the local, state and federal level affects wildlife and the ways in which policy change occurs. Three credit hours per week.