Sophomores, please read me: If you consider yourself a Sophomore in academic year 2021-22 and the IntroSems' VCA shows you in a different cohort (i.e., Frosh or Junior), please make a note of your correct cohort within your statement of interest. It is not possible to change the cohort field in the IntroSems' VCA, but the instructor will see your note when they build their class.
IntroSems quarters and schedules subject to change--check back often. Visit Re-Approaching Stanford for the latest updates on Academic Year 2021-22.
International Environmental Policy
This IntroSem is an introduction to the science, economics, and politics of international environmental policy. A range of international environmental issues will be covered in some depth with climate change a consistent theme throughout the quarter. The class starts with the basics of the welfare economics and sustainability science approaches to environmental policy analysis and development from the perspective of multiple regions and sectors, and levels of government, from global to local. Following this introduction, much of the class discussion will focus on the desirability of integrating these two perspectives in addressing climate change and other important international environmental challenges. The interested student will not need any prerequisites to participate in this course. Course materials will be self-contained and drawn from materials used in briefing state, national and international environmental policy decision makers.