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EC4405 Economics of the Environment

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
Level:
SCQF Level 10
Semester:1
Planned timetable:2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tue.

The aim of this module is to introduce basic ideas, methods and problems of environmental economics and policy building on current scientific evidence and a knowledge of economics. The political economy background will be emphasized. Specific problems of developing countries and their relations to the developed world will be studied.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Optional for all Economics degrees, Financial Economics, BA (Int Hons) Economics

UG Anti-requisite(s):EC4505, EC4605

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 25
  • Guided independent study: 175

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 75%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator:Dr J Jin
Module teaching staff:Dr J Jin