2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS3365 Environmental Economics
10 creditsClass Size: 72
Module manager: Dr Astrid Gühnemann
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2015/16
Module replacesLUBS3360 Environmental Economics (20 credits)
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module aims to provide students with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the economy and the environment and the skills and knowledge to show how economic principles can be applied to the formulation and assessment of environmental policies.
Upon completion of this module students will be able to interpret and outline:
- the core theories and concepts of environmental economics
- the economic dimension of global, regional and local environmental problems through application of said theories and concepts
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Work as an effective team player
- Present coherently to a variety of audiences
- Apply knowledge of the discipline to develop critically evaluated policy solutions to address identified environmental problems
The theory of environmental economics and the applications of this to global, regional and local environmental problems.
Lectures will cover the economic background, externalities and public goods, choice of instruments for government intervention, the economics of natural resources and of transboundary pollution, the application of cost-benefit analysis to environmental problems and economic perspectives on sustainability.
Seminars will cover application to problems such as global warming, loss of biodiversity, noise and air pollution.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||78.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyFor each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAssessed work carried out across the module. All students will be expected to contribute actively to seminars held throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||Assessed by submission of presentation slides plus accompanying 1000 words explanatory notes||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||25.00|
Resit by 2 hour written paper
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||75.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||75.00|
Resit by 2 hour written paper
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/09/2015
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