162: Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental Science &
2104 Wickson Hall
Office 2132 Wickson Hall
office hours: lecture time,
after short program for the day is done
Emily McGlynn (email@example.com) -- lead contact for students with last names starting A-I.
Kyumin Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- lead contact for students
with last names
office hours: Mondays 4-5pm
Tara Ursell (email@example.com)
hours: Wednesdays 1-2pm
***If you have a concern please (or contact on Canvas)
email just your lead TA (or Prof. Springborn) and we will
make sure your concern is addressed. When in doubt,
start with your lead TA. (Please avoid CC'ing
additional people unless essential.)
Midterm: in class,
Final: 3/19 8:00am
details (see course description, texts and
list: Useful for directing your reading and
studying for exams.
of key models used: A one-stop shop for
some of our key models.
useful practice problems and
introduction to exam format are found in these old
(Not provided: 2019/2020 [I didn't teach ESP 162 those
years], answer keys or example final exams) Exam study
will create optional study groups of four students
each in your lab section.
- Crucial: (a) problem sets, (b) key concepts
- Important: (a) readings (in particular
questions posed); (b) notes from lecture.
bibliography of relevant papers and references in
to a daily digest of environmental policy news via Greenwire
|See this expandable
mind map for an overview of the course (adapted
from a flow chart by Robert Stavins).
this works for me in my Firefox browser (but Chrome/Edge
- May be handwritten or typed.
- Problem sets will be assigned on Canvas
- Problem sets must be turned in online on Canvas as
a single pdf file with all pages in the proper order
- To create a PDF your options are:
- Complete the assignment in MS Word then print to
pdf on your computer
- Print the assignment to paper and then scan the
finished version to pdf
- Use campus
computing lab scanners--there are at least 6
- Use the app CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator on
an Android or Apple device to use the camera to scan
to pdf. The app is free on Android and Apple.
Tip: for multiple sheets in one assignment use Batch
- You are allowed to work on assignments with your
classmates, however you must produce your own answers in
your own words. As summarized by the Office
of Student Judicial Affairs, "even if
the instructor permits collaboration, it is never
ethical to copy someone's work or let them copy yours."
- Problem sets will typically be 10 points each. We
will typically grade two questions in depth for 2.5
points each and award the remaining five points based on
the completeness of the remaining responses.
- For some problem sets we will note additional
problems to "Read". These are not assigned and
should not be turned in but are strongly suggested for
practice and review.