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ECON 7100 - Ecological Economics

Economics Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course will offer a framework for education in the field of ecological economics, by providing a theoretical grounding in economics from first principles, therein exploring the fundamental principles of efficiency in the distribution of resources in society. Virtually all decision-making in the socio-environmental domain is affected by these principles. The course covers not only conventional (neo-classical) economics but also criticisms of this dominant paradigm. This course provides a conceptual understanding of economics and uses case studies to discuss applications in practice, by examining the principles of economics and how they might be applied to environmental and resource use issues. Note: This course is offered in the Winter term.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 83229

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 Mon 19:30 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 464
Jan 06 - Mar 23 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students not enrolled in the full-time or part-time Sustainable Business Leadership program require permission to enroll in this course. To enroll, please contact Tessa Jordan, Program Head at Combination of in-class and online. No in class session on Feb 17

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.


16 seats available as of Oct 23, 2019 1:27 pm (PDT). Of these 16, 12 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply a conceptual framework and approach in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of ecological economics including the use of the ecological economic empirical research.
  • Examine methods for analysing the nature of links between types of consumption and production, and bio-physical impacts on nature.
  • Explain the philosophical and theoretical basis of the ecological economic paradigm.
  • Explain possibilities for reducing socio-economic pressures on nature through technological change and ecological restructuring.
  • Integrate the major theories and programmes (such as eco-efficiency, ecological modernisation and industrial ecology) that have substantial potential for successfully restructuring contemporary economies to reduce their pressure on nature.
  • ntegrate the research on technology change, national economic welfare and related economic policy on environmental quality and resource use in your project.

Effective as of Winter 2012

Related Programs

ECON 7100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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