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Proceedings of the 2001 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education Session1151 Teaching Environmental Engineering Students Ethics, Law and Policy John Tharakan Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059 Abstract Most conventional introductory courses on environmental engineering are offered as core or electives courses within chemical or civil engineering departments, with the primary focus usually being on the description and analysis of pollutant generation and transport in water, air, and soil. There is a concomitant discussion and analysis of the physical, chemical and biological treatment technologies that have been developed for pollution remediation and control. Scant attention, however, is paid to the social, political, economic, and technological, in short total, environment within which environmental engineering principles and practices, mediated by lega...