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SD4113   Environment and Development Economics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 10:00 - 12:00 Tuesday

The world has changed dramatically since the early 1700s, before the onset of modern economic growth and the industrial revolution. However, despite rapid advancements, the world today is divided between high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries. This module takes a broad perspective on economic development and how economic development interacts with the environment. The module introduces key concepts in economic development and natural resource management.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take SD2002

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take SD3224 or take SD5101

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Two 1-hour lectures (x10 weeks), Two practicals (x4 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 50%, 2-hour Written Examination = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : %
Coursework: 50%

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


Module coordinator: Dr E McLaughlin
Module teaching staff: Dr E McLaughlin, Prof N Hanley, Dr T Borger