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.
ECON 1020 - Micro Economics with a “C” or better
General Education Requirement: Meets Global Diversity Requirement
Contact Hours: 3 lecture hrs/week
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