Quantitative Methods of Policy Analysis: ENVS 5120

Requirements of the Course

Course Format

The course follows a lecture format, but there will be time for discussion as well. The readings in the course are important and you are expected to have done the readings in advance of the course for which they are assigned. The formal requirements of the course include periodic assignments, a mid-term exam, and a final exam.


Your grade will be determined as follows:

One Pagers 10%
Periodic Assignments 20%
Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Exam


Weekly Email One Pagers

Every week you are expected to turn in a one-page essay. We have established a list-serv for the course.

Details will be provided in class. A secondary purpose is to ensure that you have an opportunity to provide me with feedback on the class and your progress/satisfaction in the course.

Individual and Group Assignments

Periodically throughout the semester you will be responsible for individual and group assignments related to the week’s readings and topic. These will be discussed as the semester progresses.