This is an introductory-level course in environmental economics. It is primarily designed for sophomores and juniors who want to study environmental concerns with an interdisciplinary focus. More specifically, the course attempts to incorporate basic principles of both economics and ecology that are essential for a comprehensive understanding and critical assessment of the human’s historical struggles to “coexist” with the natural environment. These ecological and economic principles are also used to shed light on some key contemporary and controversial environmental policy issues.
Dr. Ahmed M. Hussen