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
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
- demonstrated theoretical knowledge of ecological economics, and its possible contribution to a vision of a sustainable and desirable future;
- cognitive skills to identify, to critically analyse and formulate a whole systems approach to ecosystem and economic system structure and function;
- improved skills to evaluate and design policy tools based on ecological economic principles.
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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30 hours lectures and seminars; 90 hours reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Published journal articles
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3761||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|
|4201||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||Online||N/A|