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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for PL 240 Effective Summer 2021

Course Number:
PL 240
Course Title:
Environmental Law
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:

Course Description

Explores federal, state and regional policies involving environmental issues and cutting edge developments. Includes case law trends, building regulations, energy development, energy efficiency and climate change trends. Explores how the law can be ahead of industry and how industry can be ahead of the law. Prerequisites: PL 101. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Explores federal, state and regional policies involving environmental issues and cutting edge developments. Includes case law trends, building regulations, energy development, energy efficiency and climate change trends. Explores how the law can be ahead of industry and how industry can be ahead of the law.

Course includes transactional issues, energy law, climate change, sustainability issues, corporations and green development, LEED and other relevant issues.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Apply and utilize federal, state and regional laws affecting environmental issues.

Draft relevant contract language involving environmental issues.

Apply relevant local codes to environmental issues.

Prepare documentation for building legal requirements.

Address barriers to energy development.

Apply tax laws which affect environmental issues.

Course Activities and Design

Draft relevant contract language involving environmental issues

prepare documentation for building legal requirements

apply tax laws which affect environmental issues

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Exams, quizzes, projects, class participation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Explores federal, state and regional policies involving environmental issues and cutting edge developments. Includes case law trends, building regulations, energy development, energy efficiency and climate change trends. Explores .how the law can be ahead of industry and how industry can be ahead of the law.

Course includes transactional issues, energy law, climate change, sustainability issues, corporations and green development, LEED and other relevant issues.