NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ECON 2400 - Economics of the Environment


This course serves as an introduction to the economics of the environment, with an emphasis on examining environmental management and policy from an economic perspective. The course explores general resource and environmental issues and problems, such as those involving energy, water, agricultural, biodiversity, fisheries and pollution as well as current global concerns such as population growth global climate change and sustainable development.

Students are introduced to the framework used by economists to evaluate the relationship between the economy and the natural environment. Economic tools will be developed that provide a means of valuing natural resources. These tools provide students with the ability to evaluate alternatives for achieving a socially optimum resource allocation and usage that ensures sustainable economic growth.

Prerequisites:
ECON 1020 - Micro Economics with a “C” or better

General Education Requirement: Meets Global Diversity Requirement

Credits: 3

Contact Hours: 3 lecture hrs/week



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