Course Code: EVSP201 Course ID: 3316 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course provides an introduction to the economics of natural resource management and environmental policy. Topics include benefit-cost analysis, valuation, market failure, pollution control, sustainable development, market-based environmental policy, and the economics of renewable and non-renewable resource management.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After completing this course you will be able to:
LO-1 Define environmental and ecological economics.
LO-2 Explain the use of cost-benefit analysis in determining environmental policy (Week 2, 3).
LO-3 Explain how economists can put a value on the environment (Week 3).
LO-4 Explain how economists define an efficient level of pollution and why zero pollution is not generally considered efficient (Week 4).
LO-5 Describe how market failures lead to environmental problems and how economists recommend correcting these failures (Week 1, 5, 6, 7).
LO-6 Explain what a carbon tax is and how it can help address the problem of climate change (Week 6)
LO-7 Explain why economists prefer market-based policies to address environmental problems (Week 6)
LO-8 Define sustainable development and explain how economic policies can be used to promote it (Week 7).
|Week 1||5.00 %|
|Week 2||5.00 %|
|Week 3||5.00 %|
|Week 4||5.00 %|
|Week 5||5.00 %|
|Week 6||5.00 %|
|Week 7||5.00 %|
|Week 8||5.00 %|
|Chapter Questions||36.00 %|
|Chpt Question 1||12.00 %|
|Chpt Question 2||12.00 %|
|Chpt Question 3||12.00 %|
|Term Paper||24.00 %|
See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes
Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:
- Environmental Science: https://www.apus.edu/apus-library/online-research/research/research-guides/guides-by-program.html
- Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost (check out the Resource Center in the classroom or find it in the Library)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Book Title:||Environmental Economics: The Essentials - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||Markets and the Environment- ebook available through the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Island Press|
|Author:||Keohane, Nathaniel O. / Olmstead, Sheila M.|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.