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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3501
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental economics. It convers basic economic theories and explores the role of economic analysis in understanding and valuing the environment. The course also examines the application of economics to environmental problem-solving, including areas such as natural resource management, pollution control, and conservation. Throughout the semester, students will read and discuss diverse cause studies of current environmental issues, such as global warming, water pollution, toxics and energy conservation. The course develops a unified approach to problems of social and economic development, environmental, and related policy measures within one analytical framework.