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Ecological Economics: Social and Environmental Policy BSUS 7100

Sustainable Business Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$769.22

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of BSUS 7100 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68159

Duration

Wed Apr 24 - Wed Jul 31 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 68159
  • Domestic fees $769.22
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
May 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 08 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
May 15 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
May 22 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
May 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jun 05 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Jun 12 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jun 19 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Jun 26 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jul 03 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Jul 10 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jul 17 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Jul 24 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Jul 31 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby
Instructor

Michael Barkusky

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Domestic fees

$769.22

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Enrollment is restricted to students accepted into the Flexible Learning (formerly Part-Time) BBA Degree Program, Option 1 – Global Business. Registration approval is automatically given upon full acceptance into the program. This is a hybrid course with alternating weeks of in-person and online classes, beginning with in-person week 1. Please note that the last 3 weeks will be held in-person.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

Ecological Economics: Social and Environmental Policy (BSUS 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time

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