Focuses on the application of economic tools to the evaluation of environmental amenities, the analysis of pollution control policies, the uses of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and the protection of biodiversity. Examines the strengths and weaknesses of the economic approach to those issues.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies depth or breadth course requirement in Social Science Track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.
Economics 101 required and Calculus I or equivalent recommended.