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Marine Policy Courses
MAST620 Energy Policy and Administration 3 See POSC624 for course description.
MAST622 Conservation, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policy 3 See URAF626 for course description.
MAST628 Comparative Environmental Politics 3 See URAF627 for course description.
MAST663 Decision Tools for Policy Analysis 3 Develops quantitative decision-making skills for science and technology policy decisions. Covers decision-making under uncertainty, axioms of decision analysis, decision trees, influence diagrams, sensitivity analysis, confidence intervals, value of information, probabilistic risk assessment, and multi-attribute decision theory. May be Cross-listed With: UAPP663, POSC663
MAST664 Marine Transportation Policy 3 Overview of marine transportation policy and analysis under local, national, and international contexts. Topics covered include: maritime transportation technology and fleet development; policy frameworks affecting trade, safety, and environment; quantitative analysis of shipping business economics and logistics under policy constraints.
MAST670 U.S. Ocean and Coastal Policy 3 Provides an overview of conceptual approaches and analytical tools used in the field as well as an overview of major substantive areas of marine policy. Covers (mainly in a U.S. context) fisheries management, marine minerals exploitation, coastal management, marine transportation and naval power.
MAST671 Coastal Processes and Management 3 Introduction to key processes operating in the coastal zone and to management techniques appropriate to these processes and environments. Emphasis on policy, regulatory and intergovernmental complexities that characterize coastal zone management in the United States and in other coastal nations.
MAST672 Applied Policy Analysis 3 Empirical analysis of environmental and natural resource policy issues. Topics include valuation of natural resources, decision making under uncertainty, dynamic control and intertemporal issues in resource use and institutional aspects of policy analysis. May be cross-listed with ECON670. PREREQ: ECON401.
MAST673 International Law 3 Origins, sources and applications of law to international relations including the nature of treaties, the legal powers of states and international organizations, jurisdiction and immunities, and the role of international courts. Special attention given to the law of the sea for navigation, fisheries conservation, mineral exploitation and environmental protection. May be cross-listed with POSC604 LEST673. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
MAST674 Legal Aspects of the Coastal Zone 3 Examines basic legal doctrines and public policy implications relevant to the development and protection of the coastal zone of the United States. Use, ownership and control of water and land beneath and bordering upon water; relationships between the states and the federal government in areas of marine affairs; environmental protection and legal controls of water pollution. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
MAST675 Economics of Natural Resources 3 Study of the allocation of natural resources, especially marine and coastal zone resources, in modern economics. Application of economic theory to the problems of misallocations and the means of correction, under both free and planned markets. May be cross-listed with ECON675. RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor.
MAST676 Environmental Economics 3 Study of the choice of policies to protect the environment, including land, air and water resources. Theory of market failure and externalities, use of economic incentives in policy design, valuation of environmental resources and examination of inefficiencies in existing U.S. environmental policies. May be cross-listed with ECON676. PREREQ: ECON300.
MAST677 International Ocean and Environmental Policy 3 Focuses on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the legal framework which governs ocean resources and ocean space beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. Evaluates international conventions which pertain to the ocean as to impact and effectiveness.
MAST678 Admiralty and Maritime Law 3 An introduction to admiralty and maritime law, including jurisdiction and decisions on carriage of goods by sea, maritime liens, torts against seamen, collisions, salvage, marine pollution, and marine insurance, with study of public policy issues. May be cross-listed with POSC678 and/or UAPP678.
MAST679 Shipping and Port Management 3 A seminar to study the structure and management of the shipping industry and ports, policies for ocean commerce, international trade, and merchant marine. May be cross-listed with POSC679.
MAST692 Environmental Values, Movements & Policy 3 Examines citizens' beliefs and values, voluntary environmental groups and the ways in which individuals and groups affect environmental policy. Shows how research in areas such as environmental sociology and ecological anthropology can inform policy. Cross listed with UAPP692.
MAST814 Political Economy of the Environment 3 See URAF810 for course description.
MAST817 Research Design and Methods 3 Covers the logic, design and practice of public policy research, and should be helpful for planning thesis or dissertation research, regardless of topic or methods used. Methods covered draw from social and political sciences, and process evaluation of policy.
MAST838 Public Policy Analysis 3 See POSC838 for course description.
MAST843 Global Governance: Theory and Cases 3 See POSC843 for course description.
MAST870 Integrated Coastal Management 3 A continuation of MAST670. Explains conceptual approaches and analytical tools in greater detail and applies them to specific marine policy issues in several nations. Compares and contrasts national ocean policies of a selected number of nations. Students evaluate and/or resolve a marine policy issue of their choice at a local, state, national or international level. PREREQ: MAST 670.
MAST871 Environmental Policy and Administration 3 See POSC818 for course description.
MAST873 Seminar: Marine Policy 1 Current topics in marine policy based on recent journal articles and active research and policy relevant activities of students, faculty and visitors from other universities and government agencies. Emphasis on research design and formats for oral and written presentation of results. RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
MAST875 Advanced Fishery Economics 3 Theoretical and applied study of the optimal utilization and management of commercial and recreational fisheries with emphasis on equity issues and the difficulty of deriving regulations which are biologically effective and which provide incentives for economic efficiency at reasonable costs. May be cross-listed with ECON 875. PREREQ: MAST675 or ECON675.