• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Ida Kubiszewski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Ecological Economics is the study of the allocation of available resources among alternative desirable ends within and between generations. This ecological economics course integrates theory and application, introducing theory and background through seminal papers, books, and lectures and application through a problem-based learning approach. Through a project, students work in groups or individually on specific research problems chosen in consultation with the instructor, applying the ecological economics framework to solving these problems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. demonstrated theoretical knowledge of ecological economics, and its possible contribution to a vision of a sustainable and desirable future;
  2. cognitive skills to identify, to critically analyse and  formulate a whole systems approach to ecosystem and economic system structure and function;
  3. improved skills to evaluate and design policy tools based on ecological economic principles.

Indicative Assessment

Quizzes 25%:  200 words each. Quizzes will be the form of responses to readings to ascertain understanding.

    • 1 quiz – Learning Outcome 1
    • 1 quiz – Learning Outcome 2
    • 1 quiz – Learning Outcome 3

 3 written discussions 25%: 500 words each 

    • 1 discussion – Learning Outcome 1
    • 1 discussion – Learning Outcome 2
    • 1 discussion – Learning Outcome 3

 Project paper 50%: 3000 words

    • The project paper should integrate all of the learning outcomes.

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Workload

30 hours lectures and seminars; 90 hours reading and writing

Prescribed Texts

Published journal articles

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3761 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
4201 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online

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