of California, Davis
162: Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
2104 Wickson Hall
ESP Office 2132 Wickson Hall
office hours: Tuesdays, 1:50 - 2:50 (in my office)
Jack Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- contact for students with last names starting A-I.
office hours: Thursdays 11am, location: 2143 SSH
Ernst Bertone Oehninger (email@example.com) -- contact for students with last names starting J-Z.
office hours: Wednesdays 3pm, location: 2124 Wickson
Matt Gammans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Class lectures: T/Th, 3:10 - 4:30, 1003 Giedt
Discussion/Lab: Wed., 9:00/10:00/11:00/12:10; Location: SCILAB 2060.
Midterm: in class, TBD
Final: Thrs, March 23, 3:30-5:30pm
Announcements (newest first)
of lectures and assigned
links to most articles--NOTE: some readings are "gated" and you will have to be logged in to Smartsite for the link to work)|
Syllabus details (see course description, texts and grading)
Study groups: there will be a voluntary sign-up sheet to create study groups in the first week
Key concepts list: Useful for directing your reading and
studying for exams. (NOTE: not intended as a comprehensive study
Review of key models used: A one-stop shop for some of our key models.
Exams: useful practice problems and introduction to exam format are found in these old midterms: 2014, 2015, 2016 (Answer keys are not provided.) Exam study priorities:
- Crucial: (a) problem sets, (b) key concepts list
- Important: (a) readings (in particular questions posed); (b) notes from lecture.
Master bibliography of relevant papers and references in lecture.
Subscribe to a daily digest of environmental policy news via Greenwire (recommended)
|See this expandable mind map for an overview of the course (adapted from a flow chart by Robert Stavins).||
|1. Homework 1: Problem set 1 (Versions: MS Word), due by the beginning of class on Thrs 1/19. - Data from the lab experiment for questions 1 & 2.
Each homework assignment is due at the beginning of class.
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 (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
- For some problem sets we will note additional problems to
These are not assigned and should not be turned in but are
strongly suggested for practice and review.
2. Homework 2: (Versions: MS Word), due by the beginning of class on Thrs 2/2.
3. Homework 3: you may hand in at the beginning of class on Thrs 3/2, or in the box outside my door (2104 Wickson) by 1pm on Fri 3/3.
4. Homework 4: you may hand in at the beginning of class on Thrs 3/9, or in the box outside my door (2104 Wickson) by 1pm on Fri 3/10.