Units of Study

ECOP6108 - Economic Management for Sustainability

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joy Paton


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.


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


1x2hr seminar/week

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