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EC4405   Economics of the Environment

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

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.

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).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

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