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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND POLICY IN CHINA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: China - Peking University, Beijing - 'Peking Univ.', 'Peking University with Internship'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 102
Full UC Title: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND POLICY IN CHINA 
Transcript Title: ENVT POLICY: CHINA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course examines the status and cause of environmental problems and how to make environmentally sound decisions. The course explains the basics of environmental sciences, and economic theories which help understand public policies. The course addresses five questions. First, what is environment looks at basic concepts and discusses the connotation and denotation of environment. Second, what are environmental problems provides a general introduction to environmental problems to understand the diversity and complexity of environmental issues. The basic sciences governing the environmental processes are introduced. Third, what are environmental problems China faces examines perceptible and familiar problems for instance air pollution, as well as imperceptible and not known by many people for instance loss of biodiversity. Fourth, what are the causes of environmental problems looks at the relationship between human activities and the environmental problem asking are human activities necessary and sufficient conditions for the emergence and presence of environmental problems. Fifth, why are we concerned about environmental problems addresses the impacts environmental problems pose to us and our future generations. This course answers these questions by elaborating the impacts on human health and welfare of environmental problems, and introduces the impacts of environmental degradation on other species and the issues of environmental trade barriers. Assessment: Midterm exam (20%) final exam (40%), five quizzes (40%). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND POLICY IN CHINA 
Partner University Department: Earth Science 
Partner University Course Number: 12730080