Environmental Economics - 2016

Unit summary

ECO20001

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assessment - (20-30%) , Invigilated Exam - (40-60%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Demonstrate the important contribution economics can play in managing the environment and understand and appreciate the many multidisciplinary aspects associated with modern environmental problems; which have the potential to threaten human survival on our planet; the Earth.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate the fundamentals of key environmental economic concepts, and alternative implications
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of economic, social, political, cultural, financial and institutional factors and their interconnectedness in relation to environmental matters in order to contribute to current debates in this area
  3. Analyse issues, and respect multiple points of view about environmental economics
  4. Work independently and collaboratively and critically reflect on individual performance and professional development
  • Assessment — (20-30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (40-60%)
  • Research Paper — Individual or Group (20-30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to environmental economics
2Market efficiency
3Market failure
4Valuing the environment
5Instruments for environmental management
6The macroeconomics of the environment
7The environmental movement and regulatory process in Australia; corporate sustainable development
8Contemporary issues ¿ for example energy, waste, water, global warming

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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