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EVSP201 - Environmental Economics

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP201 Course ID: 3316 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the design of environmental policy under uncertainty and asymmetric information. Topics include the theory of public goods, theory of renewable and non-renewable resources, externalities and common pool resources, the theory of pollution and pollution control, and trade-environment issues.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  • LO-1 Define environmental economics.
  • LO-2 Explain the impact of population growth on the environment and the setting of environmental policies.
  • LO-3 Explain the use of cost-benefit analysis on determining environmental policy.
  • LO-4 Analyze environmental issues in depth and include their economic history and related economic theory basis.
  • LO-5 Identify an important environmental issue in a proximal locale and generate possible future policies supported by both theory and philosophy of current resources.
  • LO-6 Explain the impact an event or new government policy will have in the marketplace.
  • LO-7 List the key variables critical to sustainable development.
NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Week 1 3.00 %
Week 2 3.00 %
Week 3 3.00 %
Week 4 3.00 %
Week 5 3.00 %
Week 6 3.00 %
Week 7 3.00 %
Week 8 3.00 %
Case Studies 76.00 %
Case Study 1 19.00 %
Case Study 2 19.00 %
Case Study 3 19.00 %
Case Study 4 19.00 %

Required Readings

See the Lessons section of the classroom for additional readings and weekly lecture notes

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost (check out the Resource Center in the classroom or find it in the Library)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Economics Of Environmental Conservation, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library and a link is also provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781843766148
Author:Tisdell
Unit Cost:$135.14

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.