Economics is often referred to as the "dismal science." Ecological Economics is another perspective, rather than a subdiscipline, of conventional economics. It is a fundamentally pluralistic subject that borrows from others. This DeCal is not meant to be an introduction course, but instead a sampling of various different issues surrounding Ecological Economics.
***You don't have to be an Economics major to take this! In fact, the more diverse the majors the better!!***
An emphasis of this seminar will be on the Ecological Economics of climate change, but its intellectual origins and history will be lightly traced to present day. By the end of the course, you will be able to understand the array of issues surrounding the economics of climate change and question the rigor of specific economic arguments. In addition to our discussions, 4 distinguished guest speakers will be coming in for talks and discussions surrounding Ecological Economics.
You will be graded on attendance, a weekly short thought piece, and a final group presentation and paper. The weekly essays are not graded on correctness or grammar, but are meant to stimulate interaction with the weekly reading(s). You are expected to read the assigned readings before the class meets.
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