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LB5229 - Economics for a Sustainable World

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

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. It discusses common economic theories and analytical tools with a focus on understanding arising real world complications when attempting to manage these resources in a complex socio-ecological system. The subject is a core requirement for MBA and MPA courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate the models and the likely effectiveness of different policy/management interventions in a range of different socio- political contexts;
  • apply a range of different models to evaluate the use of different types of natural resources and how they help identify problems that are, or are not, likely to arise in their management;
  • synthesise the models to predict whether the use of different resources is likely to be sustainable, and evaluate management/policy interventions that seek to ameliorate any potential problems.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5125 EC5103 LB5003

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

Townsville, Block, Study Period 9
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates: 9am-5pm on 17-18 Oct & 31 Oct-1 Nov)
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

External, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2015
Lecturer: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 9
Census Date 08-Oct-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to face dates: 9am-5pm on 17-18 Oct & 31 Oct-1 Nov)
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou, Assoc. Professor Taha Chaiechi.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Lecturer: Professor Abhishek Bhati.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Lecturer: Professor Abhishek Bhati.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Lecturer: Dr Lisa Tombalakian.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 13-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturers: Mr Gregory Trotman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 10-Dec-2015
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 02-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Mr Ian Kirkwood
Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

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.