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EV2003 - Introduction to Environmental Economics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

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

  • To develop background knowledge to understand the environmental and ecological economics literature;
  • To enable graduates to meaningfully engage in discussions in disciplines relevant to environmental problems but which are outside the graduates' core discipline;
  • To provide sufficient knowledge of environmental economics to better understand the economic and political debate on the environment.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 1
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC2010 EC5201 EV5003

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: (75%); (25%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: (75%); (25%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr Neil Hutchinson
Lecturers: Dr Neil Hutchinson, Miss Cuiling Wang.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: (75%); (25%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.