ECS CORE COURSES
HIST 634/ HIST 710 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
HIST 634 is typically offered every spring semester - next offering Spring, 2012 Instructor: Dr. Mark Harvey
HIST 710 is offered periodically - next offering Fall, 2011 (note only one of these courses will count toward core requirement)
ECON 681 NATURAL RESOURCES ECONOMICS
ECON 681 is typically offered every fall semester - next offering Fall, 2011 Instructor: Dr. Robert Hearne
SOC 631 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
SOC 631 will be offered May 16-June 10, 2012. Subsequent offerings TBD
ECS 770 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY
ECS 770 is typically offered every fall semester - next offering Fall, 2011 Instructor: Ms. Tami Norgard - (lawyer with Vogel Law Firm)
This course will be an introduction to major federal and state statues and regulatory programs that govern environmental quality, pollution control and wildlife management, including legislative enactment, regulatory development, enforcement, federal/state relationship and judicial interpretation.
Instructor: Tami Norgard, J.D, M.S.L., is a practicing attorney who routinely counsels clients and litigates in the area of environmental law and land use. Ms. Norgard represents private, non-profit and government entities at the federal, state and local levels. She previously taught Environmental Law at NDSU, at the University of North Dakota Law School, and at the University of Minnesota.
The course is typically Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Book: Environmental Law & Policy, Nature, Law and Society, Plater Abrams, Goldfarb, Aspen Publishers, Third Edition. Tentative Syllabus for Environmental Law - Subject to Change!
Introduction to Environmental Law
Read for First Class Session - Aug. 24
Themes in Environmental Law
Common Law (nuisance)
Toxic Torts and Causation
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Endangered Species Act
Toxic Substances Control Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Comprehensive Environmental Response
Public Resource Management
Presentations: Students will present a 10 minute presentation on a current event topic of their choice (approved by instructor). Topic should be identified by October 19th. A two page outline of the presentation is due November 16th. Presentations will be made during class on November 30 and December 7th. Presentation will comprise 15% of the studentís grade.
Final Exam: One final written exam will comprise 80% of the studentís grade in this course. The exam will be available at 6pm on Sunday, December 13, 2009 and must be submitted to the instructor by 6pm on Monday, December 14, 2009. Exam should be submitted to Tnorgard@vogellaw.com in Word, Wordperfect or Adobe .pdf format.
Class Participation: Each student is expected to read assigned material and participate in class. Class participation will make up 5% of studentís grade in the class.
Questions? Tami Norgard 701-356-6309 Tnorgard@vogellaw.com