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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 3305 - Ecological Economics

Credits: 4
This course introduces ecological economics as a transdisciplinary framework to economic, social, and environmental problem solving.  It covers the theories and insights unique to ecological economics as opposed to other schools of economic thought. It overviews the ecological economic interpretation of standard topics in economics, such as economic growth, concepts of capital, trade and finance. The course considers the various institutions, policies and programs affecting resource use and the impact on environmental quality, such as market-based regulations, government regulations and international conventions. It provides students with a foundation for understanding the current most pressing environmental issues such as global warming and biodiversity loss, resource depletion, etc., and their connection to the economy. Finally, it considers socio-political issues such as distribution and the determination of who bears the costs and who reaps the benefits of environmental degradation.
Prerequisite(s): ECO 1203   or ECO 1204   or ESS 1050  
Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.