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Environmental Economics

Course Number: 
ECO-309
Minimum Credits: 
3
An examination of the relationship between economic analysis and the quality of the natural environment in which we live. Students successfully completing this course will be able to: 1)understand economic theory and terminology as they relate to issues of environmental quality; 2)apply economic theory, where appropriate, to various environmental problems; 3)comprehend the interactions between both the private and public sectors in the struggle to find workable solutions to environmental problems; 4)appreciate the global dimension of environmental issues; and 5)analyze and evaluate environmental policy proposals to determine feasible solutions. Prerequisite: Economics 203. Offered alternate fall terms.