- International Fees
International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
This course introduces students to the field of ecological economics by providing a theoretical grounding in first principles and exploring efficiency in the distribution of resources in society. The course covers the philosophical and theoretical basis of both neo-classical and ecological economics—emphasizing how economic systems interact with social and environmental systems. The course focuses on how to reduce pressure on nature and increase human wellbeing in economically viable ways with reference to case studies that provide opportunities to examine economic principles and their application to environmental, social, and resource-use issues.
- Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration program.
Below is one offering of BSUS 7100 for the Winter 2024 term.
Thu Jan 04 - Thu Apr 11 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 91660
- Domestic fees $769.22International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Jan 04||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Jan 11||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Jan 18||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Jan 25||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Feb 01||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Feb 08||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Feb 15||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Feb 22||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Feb 29||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Mar 07||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Mar 14||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Mar 21||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Mar 28||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
|Apr 04||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
|Apr 11||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby SW01 Rm. 3170|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
- International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Enrolment is restricted to students accepted into the Flexible Learning (formerly Part-Time) BBA Degree Program, Option 1 – Global Business. Class will be held weekly either in-person at the Burnaby campus, or online via Zoom. See the above dates for a schedule breakdown.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the conceptual framework and approach of the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of ecological economics.
- Examine methods for analyzing links between types of consumption and production and the bio-physical impacts on nature.
- Analyze the philosophical and theoretical basis of the neo-classical economic paradigm.
- Analyze the philosophical and theoretical basis of the ecological economic paradigm.
- Assess possibilities for reducing socio-economic pressures on nature through technological change and ecological restructuring.
- Critique the major theories and programs (such as eco-efficiency, eco-effectiveness, ecological modernization, and industrial ecology) that can restructure contemporary economies to reduce their pressure on nature and increase human wellbeing.
- Propose policies that reduce pressure on nature and increase human wellbeing in economically viable ways with reference to ecological economic empirical research.
Effective as of Winter 2022
Ecological Economics: Social and Environmental Policy (BSUS 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
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