Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis (PHYS5031)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces contemporary topics from Ecological Economics and Sutainability Analysis, such as metrics for measuring sustainability; planetary boundaries and other natural limits; comparisons between ecological and environmental economics; valuing the environment; intergenerational discounting; global enquality with a focus on the climate change debate; and links between theories of well-being, human behaviour, consumerism and environmental impact. This unit includes guest lecturers from industry and research and an excursion. Each lecture includes hands-on exercises for practical skill-building. The unit sets the scene for the more detailed and specific units PHYS5032, PHYS5033, and PHYS5034.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Complex Systems
- Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Agriculture and Environment
- Master of Commerce
- Master of Complex Systems
- Master of Environmental Science
- Master of Environmental Science and Law
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
1.5-hour lecture interspersed with hands-on exercises per week, and 1 hour seminar per week.
Essay, presentation and comprehensive diary/notes from lectures (100%).
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.