ECO 117 Introduction to Environmental Economics

Credits: 3.00

Students will learn how managing natural resources while maintaining a healthy environment presents a significant challenge in a capitalistic economy. Students will apply economic tools and principles to environmental policy making. The course integrates analysis of current economic policy, examination of human impact on the planet, ethical decision-making, and development of sustainable policy recommendations with the constraint of scarce resources in a market economy. Topics include water and air pollution, energy, climate change, national parks, and human health issues. This course meets Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility, Core Goal 12: Sensitivity to Global Perspective and Cultural and Social Diversity, and Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior

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