Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Environmental Economics

Module L1088

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The module Environmental Economics gives an introduction to the economics of the environment and environmental policy.The module discusses externalities, optimality, sustainability, cost-benefit analysis, and their ethical foundations; methods for valuing environmental goods and services; policy instruments for pollution control; environment and development; environment and trade; and environmental accounting for countries and corporations. In the seminars, the concepts of the lectures will be applied to environmental problems such as air pollution, climate change, acidification, and eutrophication.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated an understanding of the core principles of environmental economics and management

Be able to analyse an environmental problem using an appropriate economic framework

Have demonstrated an ability to carry out self-directed study and research

Have demonstrated a competence in systematically assessing complex and multi-faceted issues in public policy

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 9 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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