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Course Details

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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).

Name

Grade %

Discussions

40.00 %

Week 1: Environmental Externalities

5.00 %

Week 2: Optimum Choices and Economic Efficiency

5.00 %

Week 3: Should Humans Put an Economic Value on the Environment?

5.00 %

Week 4: Is the Optimal Amount of Pollution Zero?

5.00 %

Week 5: Sustainable Fisheries

5.00 %

Week 6: Mitigating Climate Change: Carbon taxes

5.00 %

Week 7: Sustainable Development

5.00 %

Week 8: Course Feedback and Reflection

5.00 %

Chapter Questions

18.00 %

Chpt Question 1

9.00 %

Chpt Question 2

9.00 %

Quizzes

18.00 %

Quiz 1

9.00%

Quiz 2

9.00%

Papers

24.00 %

Term Paper

24.00 %

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: Environmental Externalities 5.00 %
Week 2: Optimum Choices and Economic Efficiency 5.00 %
Week 3: Should Humans Put an Economic Value on the Environment? 5.00 %
Week 4: Is the Optimal Amount of Pollution Zero? 5.00 %
Week 5: Sustainable Fisheries 5.00 %
Week 6: Mitigating Climate Change: Carbon taxes 5.00 %
Week 7: Sustainable Development 5.00 %
Week 8: Course Feedback and Reflection 5.00 %
Chapter Questions 18.00 %
Chpt Question 1 9.00 %
Chpt Question 2 9.00 %
Papers 24.00 %
Term Paper 24.00 %
Quizzes 18.00 %
Quiz 1 (Weeks 1-4) 9.00 %
Quiz 2 (Weeks 5-8) 9.00 %

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).

Book Title:Environmental Economics: The Essentials - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780367280376
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Tietenberg
Unit Cost:$190.00
 
Book Title:Markets and the Environment- ebook available through the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781597260473
Publication Info:Island Press Lib
Author:Keohane, Nathaniel O. / Olmstead, Sheila M.
Unit Cost:$26.40
 
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.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.