Sylabus predmetu E15-0017-B - Environmental Economics (FEM - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Environmental Economics
Level of study:
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Miroslava Rajčániová, PhD.
Supervising department:
Semester: Environmental Economics and Management - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Teaching hours per week:
3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Lectures 39 lessons
Seminars 13 lessons
Excursions, Field practices 0 lessons
Course work 26 lessons
Individual work 78 lessons
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning):
full-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated: Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Final written exam 60 points, course work 30 points, results presentation 10 points. At least 93 points must be obtained to get A grade, at least 86 points for B grade, at least 79 points for C grade, at least 72 points for D grade and at least 64 points for E grade.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
Environmental economics deals with the economic aspects of landscape development and environmental protection. After taking this course, students gain insight into the major issues of environmental economics, in particular the respective relationships between market economy, environmental policy and regulation tools. Students will be able to explain principal causes of market failure in the area of environmental goods and also will be able to find relevant methods of solution. Students will be able to understand, explain and apply knowledge of basic environmental impacts of economic development.
Course contents:
The content of the course covers the definition of basic concepts, issues and challenges of environmental economics; global environmental problems; interaction between economics and the environment; legislative framework for environmental protection; economic instruments used in environmental protection; environmental investments and their effectiveness. The course ends with a summarizing economic analysis of instruments and measures of public policy to address environmental problems at the national, international and global level.
Recommended or required reading:
Anderson, D.A. (2010): Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-77905-0
Daly, H.E., Farley, J. (2004): Ecological economics: Principles and applications. Island Press:Washington, ISBN-13: 978-155963312
Field, B.C., Field, M.K. (2009): Environmental Economics. An Introduction, 5th edn., McGraw Hill, Boston, ISBN-13: 978-0073375762
Siebert, H. (2008): Economics of Environment. 27th ed., 333 p., ISBN 978-3-540-73706-3

Language of instruction:
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 21

4,8 %
9,5 %
19,0 %
28,6 %
38,1 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Miroslava Rajčániová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Ing. Dušan Urda (examiner, instructor)
Supervisor signature and last modification: 22. 10. 2019

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2019.

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