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Matthew C. Nowlin

Assistant professor of political science at the College of Charleston

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Environmental Policy

Taught: Spring 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016; Spring 2017


Course Description: The course will provide an overview of the development of environmental policy issues, including a brief history on the develop of environmental politics in the U.S. In addition, the course will also provide a theoretical base for understanding policy changes in the U. S. Major portions of the course will be devoted to examining the fundamental beliefs and attitudes that have shaped environmental policies; the major political institutions in the U.S. that conceive, design, implement, and revise environmental policies; the role of science in environmental policy; and the application of economic principles to environmental issues.


Syllabus (most recent):   pdf