Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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ECON 2350 - Sustainability Economics: Energy and Environment in the Modern World


This course explores the connection between the modern energy sectors and environmental policies focusing on sustainable economic outcomes. Students engage with the concept of sustainability from an economic perspective. Students learn the current trends affecting energy sectors and how these trends impact sustainable environmental targets. Key environmental policies related to energy sectors are understood with respect to their economic benefits and costs. The critical, two-way interactions between sustainable energy sector outcomes and environmental policies are explored.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to explain the connection between the modern energy sectors and environmental policies.
  • Students will be able to identify current trends affecting energy sectors.
  • Students will be able to identify current trends affecting environmental policies.
  • Students will be able to use information from current and historical sources to analyze the impact of energy sector trends on meeting sustainable economic and environmental targets.
  • Students will be able to explain how sustainable economic and environmental targets are constructed from an economic perspective.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the concept of sustainability from an economic perspective.
  • Students will be able to describe the measurement of benefits from sustainable environmental outcomes and assess the assumptions underlying these measurements.
  • Students will be able to describe the measurement of costs from sustainable environmental outcomes and assess the assumptions underlying these measurements.
  • Students will be able to evaluate environmental policies from a cost-benefit perspective and evaluate the assumptions employed to make the cost-benefit calculation(s).
  • Students will be able to evaluate the underlying assumptions and assess trade-offs across complex policy choices to enable informed citizenry regarding energy and environmental topics.
  • Students will be able to describe how the social identities of investigators using the current economic perspective influences the assessment of environmental policies from a cost-benefit perspective.
  • Students will be able to draw conclusions and state policy positions across policy outcomes, and logically and coherently explain their positions regarding the efficacy of an existing or proposed environmental policy that impacts the energy sector.



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