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2009-2010 College Catalog 
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ENV 3730 - Environmental Risk Assessment

3(3 + 0)

Prerequisite: ENV 1200, 9 hours coursework in any of the following Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Biology, Chemistry, and Meteorology courses, junior standing; or permission of instructor

Risk is an important componenet of regulatory decision making.  Since risk assessment has no “correct” answers, this course explores what risk perception, risk management, and risk communication mean.  Students will learn how to weigh the costs and benefits of risk reduction and how to evaluate the uncertianties in risk estimates.  Case studies will be used to help explain the principles.

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