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ECOP6108: Economy-Environment Sustainability

2024 unit information

This unit introduces students to environmental economic theory, ecological economics, and other critical perspectives in order to develop an understanding of the parameters that define management of economy-environment interactions. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the systemic nature of the pressures imposed on environmental/ecological systems and the intractable problems this presents. The unit examines the different tendencies that inform environmental management and sustainable development; and the relative merits/weaknesses of the strategies and policies advanced.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Political Economy

Code ECOP6108
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically evaluate the challenges of economic management and climate change
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of environmental change, and the different schools of thought proposing to explain causes and consequences
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of awareness of theories informing policy and the formulation of policy instruments, their strengths and shortcomings
  • LO4. be informed and open-minded about the social, cultural and linguistic diversity associated with economy-environment problems in Australia and the world
  • LO5. contribute to class discussions and demonstrate a capacity to evaluate and respond constructively to different viewpoints
  • LO6. produce a high standard of written material, demonstrating independent research skills.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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