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EV2003 - Introduction to Environmental Economics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

The natural environment in the development of economic theory; basic economic concepts relevant to environmental matters including cost-benefit analysis; environmental evaluation techniques and the pricing of resources; economic implications of changing environmental practice; the development of global economic interdependence and its implication for natural environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • illustrate and explain micro-economic concepts relevant to understanding and responding to environmental issues;
  • develop and present solutions for environmental challenges using economic analysis.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Simulation activity - (35%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 1
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5003

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (1 hour weekly face to face classes for weeks 1-8 and 2 hours for weeks 9-13)
Coord/Lect: Dr Diane Jarvis.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online activity - Recording, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

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, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (1 hour weekly face to face classes for weeks 1-8 and 2 hours for weeks 9-13)
Coordinator: Dr Diane Jarvis
Lecturer: Dr Daniel Grainger.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • 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.