Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Environmental policy is inherently a chaotic confluence of science, politics, and
economics. This implies that government, civil society and markets all have roles to play
in the formulation and implementation of the policy. The course investigates the ways in
which multiple actors interact in defining environmental problems, setting goals and
prescribing solutions. In the process, we aim to sharpen an understanding of how and
why environmental problems persist, as well as the policy instruments and regulatory
institutions that have evolved in response.
Specifically, this course is designed to: 1) introduce competing perspectives on
environmental problems; 2) compare different policy tools for coping with the problems
(with particular focus on toxics reduction); and 3) explain whether, how, and why
proposed policies do/not work in practice
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.