• Offered by Environmental Management & Development Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ida Kubiszewski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

Assessment Task

Word Count

Assessment Value

Learning outcome to be assessed

Quizzes

200 each

25%

Quizzes will be the form of responses to readings to ascertain understanding.

1 quiz – LO 1

1 quiz – LO 2

1 quiz – LO 3

11 written discussions

150 each

25%

5 discussions – LO 1

3 discussions – LO 2

3 discussions – LO 3

Project paper

3000

50%

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.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2412
2005 $2988
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9117 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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