2 Classes (24 Units)

IDS.060 (12), STS.010 (12)

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IDS.060 Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Pollution Prevention and Control

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Reviews and analyzes federal and state regulation of air and water pollution, hazardous waste, green-house gas emissions, and the production and use of toxic chemicals. Analyzes pollution as an economic problem and the failure of markets. Explores the role of science and economics in legal decisions. Emphasizes use of legal mechanisms and alternative approaches (such as economic incentives and voluntary approaches) to control pollution and encourage chemical accident and pollution prevention. Focuses on the major federal legislation, the underlying administrative system, and the common law in analyzing environmental policy, economic consequences, and the role of the courts. Discusses classical pollutants and toxic industrial chemicals, green-house gas emissions, community right-to-know, and environmental justice. Develops basic legal skills: how to read/understand cases, regulations, and statutes. Students taking graduate version are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.

This class has no prerequisites.

IDS.060 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by N. Ashford and C. Caldart.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-057.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the Data, Systems, and Society (IDS) < MIT site.

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STS.010 Neuroscience and Society

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Explores social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.010 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by N. Sch&#252;ll.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, STS.010 was rated 3.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Neuroscience and Society site.

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