Units of Study

ECOP6108 - Economic Management for Sustainability

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joy Paton

Description

This unit introduces students to environmental economic theory, ecological economics, and other critical perspectives in order to develop an understanding of the parameters that define management of economy-environment interactions. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the systemic nature of the pressures imposed on environmental/ecological systems and the intractable problems this presents. The unit examines the different tendencies that inform environmental management and sustainable development; and the relative merits/weaknesses of the strategies and policies advanced.

Assessments

Tutorial presentation (15%), 1x1000wd paper (15%), 1x2500wd research essay (30%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), and tutorial participation (10%).

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

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