OMFE 507: Ecological Economics

Synonym:

70971 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Michael Whigham

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Wed 10/6 - 10/21 (2:00PM-8:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Prerequisite: See the microeconomics prerequisite statement in the registration instructions. Required of and restricted to first year O&M Fall 2010 entering Accelerated MBA students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar's Office via Antioch email.

Ecological economics addresses the complexity inherent in the process of determining how we decide, utilize, and prioritize resources in a way that does not jeopardize the future well-being of the natural and human systems. The course will survey the breadth of current application tools for measuring impacts on sustainability. Within this context, historical neo-classical tools will be viewed for their ability to measure a sustainable direction. Growth, development, and commerce take on new meaning when examined through the lens of sustainable economic models. Given that new meaning, the challenges inherent to measuring change provide students with the opportunity to deepen their applied understanding of sustainability theory. Students will do additional readings and discussions in Sakai and online. Students should check the course site on Sakai for online assignments that will begin prior to the first class meeting.