The first half of this class focused on the academic theory of problem orientation and demonstrated in several cases how notable scholars applied theory. As you think and write about your topic, be sure to reflect on and incorporate these early ideas.
The second half of the course is dedicated to a collaborative exploration of your individually chosen topics. While I interject here and there, each of you have the opportunity to present material to classmates for review, comment and discussion. In this sense, you each lead the class through the practice of inquiry.
WEEK 10, OCTOBER 19: INDIVIDUAL LED DISCUSSION CASE STUDY
Caitlin Lashbrook on Aquaculture leasing programs (private vs. public rights to the water column)Towards Conservation of Submerged Lands: The Law and Policy of COnservation Leasing and Ownership (pp. 1-15 and 44-52)
Marine Aquaculture in the US: Current and Future Policy and Management Challenges
NOAA's Aquaculture Policy (1998)
Chris Yoda on Public Access to Beaches (Public Beach Access... two different things???)The Public Trust Doctrine in the Water Rights Context
State Moves Closer to Guaranteed Public Access to Beaches and Shore
WEEK 11, OCTOBER 26: INDIVIDUAL LED DISCUSSION CASE STUDY
Genevieve on Swim AdvisoriesReading 1
Brooks on No-Net-Loss Policy
WEEK 12, NOVEMBER 2: INDIVIDUAL LED DISCUSSION CASE STUDY
Hayley on the Equitability of Coastal Development and CAMA
Agreement on water and a watered-down agreement: The political ecology of contested coastal development in Down East, NC
Kathy on Commercial Fisheries Enforcement for Flower Garden National Marine Sanctuary
Regulations ("Fishing and Related Activities" section only)
WEEK 13, NOVEMBER 9: INDIVIDUAL LED DISCUSSION CASE STUDY
Claire on the endagered oysterWoods Hole on the endangered oyster
The meaning of species under ESA
Critique of the Evolutionarily Significant Unit as a definition for DPS under the ESA
Betsy on living shorelinesShellfish Restoration and Alternative Shoreline Protection Policies of the Southeastern United States:Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina pages 35-44 only
NC CAMA, specifically § 113A-102
Living Shoreline defined
North Carolina Coastal Federation - Living Shorelines
WEEK 14, NOVEMBER 16: INDIVIDUAL LED DISCUSSION CASE STUDY
Jackie on Marine Mammals and NoiseMarine Noise Pollution - Increasing Recognition But Need for More Practical Action
Marine life needs protection from noise pollution
Sonic Sea: Impacts of noise on marine life
Jenn on shellfish closuresShellfish sanitation maps by county
Majority of waters don't meed state standards
NC Coastal Federation State of the Coasts
WEEK 15, NOVEMBER 23 NO CLASS HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
WEEK 16, NOVEMBER 30: COURSE WRAP-UPWildavesky, Aaron. 1979. The once and future school of public policy. National Affairs.
Lippman, Walter. 1932. A scholar in a troubled world. The Atlantic Monthly
Some scholars today argue that we are in an era of post-truth politics. For your final essay this semester, reflect on the writings of the two classic scholars above. Is today any different than the past? How do you see yourself navigating facts and values throughout your career?