JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

EV2003 - Introduction to Environmental Economics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 1
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV5003

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 03-Aug-2020 to 26-Oct-2020 (3hr Workshop: Mon 3 Aug; 4 hr Workshop Mon 14 Sept; 2 hr Workshop Mon 21 Sept; 4 hr Workshop Wed 21 Oct; 2 hr Workshop Mon 26 Oct 2020)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours - Combined suite of short content topic videos, suite of online learning activities, face-to-face tutorials. Assessment and self-directed study.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching 07-Aug-2020 to 23-Oct-2020 (3hr workshop: Friday 7 Aug; 4hr workshops: 18 Sept & 23 Oct 2020)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours - Combined suite of short content topic videos; suite of online learning activities, face-to-face tutorials. Assessment and self-directed study.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • 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.