Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 25, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SEA 3790 - Ocean Science and Public Policy

(HA-AG) (CU-ITL)     
Fall, spring, summer. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Corequisite: Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

SEA faculty.

Culture, history, political systems and science can shape ocean policy. Practice current strategies to build, analyze, and communicate about diverse policy issues. Examine the power, use and limitations of science and the scientist’s voice in determining ocean policy.

Outcome 1: Students will review literature addressing the scientific dimensions of ocean policy.

Outcome 2: Will write a paper analyzing a contemporary public debate over science policy.

Outcome 3: Students research and prepare a policy brief for addressing a contemporary coastal or ocean topic.

Outcome 4: Students will make an oral presentation and defense of their policy brief in a mock public forum.

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