Environmental Economics


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 49 ΕΞΑΜΗΝΟ ΣΠΟΥΔΩΝ 5th and 7th
COURSE TITLE Environmental Economics
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
3 6
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES:

 

NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: YES
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM09134/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of the course is to examine the basic concepts and to study various contemporary topics of Environmental Economics.

Initially, we study the topic of externalities, with special emphasis on the cases of negative mixed externalities and negative externalities in production and their connection with various environmental problems. We, then, explore the ways of dealing with externalities, both in terms of private and public solutions. The next issue includes the presentation of the most important environmental problems humanity faces today and the economic tools and policies that have been proposed or adopted for their mitigation. Finally, the socio-economic impact of global environmental problems is examined.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) link externalities and in particular the negative mixed externalities and the negative externalities in production with various environmental problems.

(b) Familiarize themselves with the ways to deal with externalities, both in terms of private and public solutions.

(c) realise the most important environmental problems humanity faces today and develop the economic tools and policies that are proposed or adopted for their mitigation.

(d) investigate the socio-economic impact of global environmental problems.

(e) search and study bibliography of an Environmental Economics topic, write and present an essay in front of class using instructional supervision aids and resolve potential questions.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Respect for the natural environment

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course material is divided into 13 weeks, the content of which is:

·        course aims and outline and evaluation methods

·        instructions for essay writing

·        externalities. Negative externalities.

·        ways to deal with externalities: private and state solutions

·        environmental problems

·        economic tools and policies for environmental problems mitigation

·        socio-economic impact of global environmental problems

·        essays’ presentation

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
1.    Use of power point during lectures and film projection.

2.    Use of power point for the presentation of essays and creation of educational and supervisory material (eg pictures, films, interactive environments, models, recorded speeches and physical objects), as complementary and / or auxiliary material for the presentation of the essay topic.

3. Posting of teaching material, bibliography, slides, exercises, notes, outline and evaluation methods of the course on e-class.

4. Use of polls, brainstorming, mentimentor, breakout rooms or creation of working groups during lectures.

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
1. Lectures: The material is developed with the use of examples. The lectures are developed in an interactive way, in order to favor the participation of students and to sharpen their critical ability. 100

 

2. Tutoring: Exercises and examples are presented for better understanding of the course material and questions of students are resolved.
3. Projection of educational films regarding the protection of the environment
Writing and presenting an essay 40
Creation of educational and supervisory material (artistic creation) 10
Course total 150
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

• Writing and presenting an essay (40%)

• A written or oral examination at the end of the semester (60%)

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Tietenberg, T ,. and Lewis, L. 2010. Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, Athens: Gutenberg Publications.
  • Chalkos, G. 2016. Economics of Natural Resources and Environment, Dissigma Publications.
  • Nikolaou, I., Evangelinos, K. and Sofoulis, K. 2020. The Economic Framework: For a Socially Responsible, Ethical and Green Economy, Athens: Gutenberg Publications.
  • Pempetzoglou, M. 2021. Notes for the compulsory course “Public Economics”, 4th semester of the undergraduate programme of the Department of Social Policy – DUTH.

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name):
Contact details:
Supervisors: (1)
Evaluation methods: (2)
Implementation Instructions: (3)

 

  • Please write YES or NO
  • Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
  • written assignment or/and exercises
  • written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
  • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

 

  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
  3. c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.

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