Environmental Policy and Planning Course List

NRE 509  Ecology: Concepts and Applications (F) 4 credits
NRE 510  Environmental Decision Making and Governance (F) 3 credits
Integrated Analytic Methods & Skills Requirement 2 courses; 3 credits min

EPP Core
NRE 562   Environmental Policy, Politics and Organizations 3 credits (F)
NRE 592, 687 or approved equivalent   Environmental Planning 3-4 credits (F)
Additional Policy and Planning Courses (others approved by advisor)

Additional Policy or Planning Courses

NRE 475/ENVIRON 475/EHS 588   Environmental Law (F)
NRE 592/UP 502   Environmental Planning (F)
NRE 565   Principles for Transition: Food, Fuel and Finance in a Biophysically Constrained, Ethically Challenged World (F)
NRE 532   Natural Resources Conflict Management (F)
NRE 533   Negotiation Skills in Environ Dispute Resolutions (F)
NRE 566   Public Opinion and the Environment (F)
NRE 527/BE 527   Energy Markets and Energy Politics (F)
NRE 687   Landscape Planning and Analysis (W)
NRE 577   Political Ecology, Environ Security and Conflict (F)

EPP Analytics/Economics
All EPP students:
NRE 538   Natural Resources Statistics* (W)
*or equivalent

NRE 531   Principles of GIS (F)

NRE 570   Environ Econ: Quantitative Methods & Tools (W)
Plus one of these:
NRE 501   Economics of Climate Change (F)
NRE 501   Economics of Environment and Development (W)
NRE 501   Economics of Environmental Regulation
NRE 552   Ecosystem Services
NRE 527   Energy Markets & Energy Politics

Master’s Project or Thesis 0-6 credits

Free electives, including 4 non-SNRE credits for cognates. Courses must be U-M graduate courses at 400-level or above  



Integrated Analytic Methods and Skills Requirement

 Students are required, at some point during their time enrolled in the program, to take 2 courses composing at least 3 credits from a faculty-approved list of courses that focus on integrative analytic methods and skills.  The faculty-approved existing courses that satisfy this requirement are listed below:


501 – Urban Stormwater
552 – Ecosystem Services
514 – Environmental Impact Assessment
533 – Negotiation Skills  (Fall A)
536 – Mediation Skills
548 – Land Use and Global Change
597 – Environmental Systems Analysis
564 – Localization Seminar  (Fall A)
677 – Climate Adaptation Seminar
687 – Landscape Planning
501 – Network Analysis for Nat Res & Environ Planning  (Winter A)
501 – Interview Methods (Winter B)
501 – Science and Management of the Great Lakes
501 – Biofuels and Sustainability  
501 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools   (Winter B)    
501 - Applied Ecosystem Modeling   (Winter B)   
550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development
557 – Industrial Ecology   
570 – Environmental Economics (Winter A) 
581 – Advanced Environmental Education 
589 – Ecological Restoration   
641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods 
787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)   (Fall B & Winter A) 

Link to SNRE Courses site, which includes SNRE Course Descriptions,  and links to Registrar's Office and WolverineAccess.