Green Policy, Law, Government Regulations

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MGT 127

       Course Name: Green Policy, Law, Government Regulations

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course presents evolving “green” legal and regulatory issues. Topics include: the role of the law and     regulation in “green” industries and the emerging impact on business, the public sector and society. The     course will be of interest to anyone involved in business management and     marketing, public     administration, building design construction and maintenance, education, healthcare, real estate, and     many other industries impacted by evolving     environmental requirements. 

IV.   Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the student or business representatives will be able to:
    1. Assess policies and forces that shape the adoption of laws and regulations governing sustainable     practices in business, industry and the public sector.
    2. Recognize how environmental policy becomes law, which becomes regulations and standards. 
    3. Identify how green techniques and standards are driven and affected by local, state and federal     government. 

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

•    Green Standards
•    Green Energy Policy
•    Green consumer issues related to food, transportation, recreation, travel, housing, purchasing, etc.
•    Green Building Requirements
•    Green municipal and state issues
•    Overview of bidding and other compliance matters
•    Traceability and Green products and services

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture, class discussion, useful handout material, and guest lecturers as appropriate.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

1.    Reading Assignments
2.    Writing Assignments
3.    Homework Assignments
4.    Case Studies

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Texts will be determined.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

    Grades are based on written assignments, classroom presentations/participation and projects.

40% Written Assignments
30% Presentation/Participation
30% Project(s)

Progress is measured by short quizzes, class participation, mid-term and final exams supplemented by a short term paper.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at