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EV2003 - Introduction to Environmental Economics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.
Prerequisites: Any level 1 EV or GE subject
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EC2010 EC5201 EV5003

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (25%); oral presentation (15%); practicals (10%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Emma Gyuris.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); essays (30%); group project (30%).

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