OMFE 501: Economics II-Ecological Economics

Synonym:

51931 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

James Gruber

Credits:

2

Seats:

19

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 1/11 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Fri 2/8 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Fri 3/7 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Fri 3/28 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Fri 4/25 (1:00PM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Finance and Economics
Required of and Restricted to MBA students; others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar146s Office via FirstClass by November 30.

This course continues from the fall semester by expanding our understanding of economic principles beyond the efficient allocation of resources according to market driven forces. 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. Growth, development, and commerce take on new meaning when examined through the lens of sustainable economic models. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line. Students should check the course conference on FirstClass for on-line assignments that may begin prior to the first class meeting.