||A study of the political history, stakeholders, and topical issues related to American and global environmental policymaking. Comparison of environmentalism (conservation, sustainable development, deep ecology). Investigation of structure and actors making environmental policy. Survey of current global/eco-systemic issues in environmental policy (air, sea/water, energy and waste, land). Special emphasis on Tennessee and East Tennessee issues, such as acid rain in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Valley energy development, and water management in conflict with the snail darter.