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BX2123 - Economics and Sustainable Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Recognising that resources are of value for a wide variety of reasons (far beyond values expressed in the market place), this subject uses insights from the fields of ecological economics and natural resource economics to consider some of the problems associated with the management of a variety of different natural resources (including entire ecosystems and biodiversity, water, minerals, fisheries, forests and agriculture). The subject presents and discusses some common economic theories and analytical tools, but its focus is primarily on understanding the real world complications that arise when attempting to manage these resources in a complex socio-ecological system. As such, the subject is relevant to both students in economics and in environmental science, who wish to understand the economist's perspective on managing the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the key characteristics of a variety of different natural resources and discuss how these characteristics affect their use;
  • analyse, using the economic models discussed in this subject, the economic mechanisms that lead or contribute to a selected environmental concern;
  • design a policy response to manage a selected environmental concern and justify, using the economic models discussed in this subject, the effectiveness of the policy response.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: (BU1003 OR BU1903 OR EV2003 OR EG4000) AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR BU1003 AND EV2003
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC5218

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 1, Mixed attendance
Census Date 09-Mar-2023
Face to face teaching (6pm - 9pm Dates: TBA)
Coord/Lect: Dr Daniel Grainger.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online Collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.