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ECON 360 - Environmental Economics


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: Sustainability Overlay
Socioeconomic effects of local, national, global environmental policies promoting sustainability. Discussions include interaction between human activities/natural resources, alternative environmental policies on air/water pollution, water management, resource depletion, open access problem, solid waste, forestry/fishery management, global warming, and environmental justice.

Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ECON 205.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Overlay - Sustainability
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
 

  1. Identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, within and beyond market activities. Apply basic principles of economics to environmental issues,
  2. Explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for environmentally beneficial, economically optimal, and sustainable society at the local, regional, and/or global levels. Analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems; describe key threats to environmental sustainability,
  3. Know basic economic models pertaining to the use and conservation of depletable resources and renewable resources,
  4. Understand basic approaches to “optimal” pollution and optimal pollution control,
  5. Understand discrepant effects of environmental problems on different population groups.


Sustainability Overlay Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability, etiher in general or in relation to a specific problem.
  2. Analyze interactions between human activities and natural systems.
  3. Describe key threats to environmental sustainability.
  4. Explain how individual and societal choices affect prospects for sustainability at the local, regional, and/or global levels.



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