Description: Introduction to environmental and natural resource economics and the role of such concepts in natural resource management. Application of economic principles to actual natural resource/environmental issues with focus on tradeoffs, cost and benefits, and decision making.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Environmental impact review; air and water pollution control; solid and hazardous waste control; endangered species and habitat preservation; land use regulation; state and federal water rights law.
Capstone course. Familiarity with spreadsheets (Excel) required.
Description: Introduction to the application of economic concepts and tools to the analysis and evaluation of public policies. Economic approaches to policy evaluation derived from welfare economics. Social benefit-cost analysis described and illustrated through applications to current agricultural and natural resource policy issues.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Available through Online and Distance Education.
Description: Principles of law involved in environmental issues, externalities and market failures, public health, environmental litigation, and legislation. Environmental issues are related to statutory, administrative, and regulatory authorities.
Prerequisites: AECN/NREE 357.
Description: Environmental impact review; public trust doctrine; endangered species; land use controls; wetlands regulation; surface and ground water rights; Indian and federal water rights; impact of water quality regulations on water allocation.