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Dr. Harry Hillman Chartrand, PhD

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h.h.chartrand@compilerpress.ca

215 Lake Crescent

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Canada, S7H 3A1
 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Launched  1998

 

 

 

ECOLOGICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCE  

ECONOMICS 271

  COURSE OUTLINE

 Fall 2011

 

Topics

       Themes        

1.0 Introduction  

1.1 Definitions: Economics, Ecology & Environment

1.2 Concepts: Technology, Ideology, Price & Value Theory

1.3 Measurement: Natural vs. Sciences of the Artificial

1.4 How Did We Get Here?  Harold Innis' Staple Theory

1.5 Links

2.0 Environmental Economics  Ch. 2, 3, 4 & 14

 Secondary Industries

Page A

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Analytic Engine: 'X' Marks the Spot

Origins

The X

Demand Consumer Theory

Supply Producer Theory

Market Theory

The 9 Es of Economics

The Big  O in Economics Opportunity Cost

Page B

2.2 Externalities

Costs & Benefits External to Market Price

Public & Private Goods & Bads

Pollution

2.3 Property Rights

2.4 Cost/Benefit Analysis, Present Value & the Precautionary Principle

2.5 Links

3.0 Natural Resource Economics Ch. 7, 11, 12, 13 & 19      

Primary Industries

3.0 Introduction

3.1 Agriculture  - Ch. 11

3.2 Fishing - Ch.13

3.3 Forestry - Ch. 12

3.4 Mining

3.5 Recyclables - Ch. 19

3.6 Links

1st Midterm - Oct. 18

Ch. 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13 &14

4.0 Ecological Economics  Ch. 5, 6, 16 & 21       

Tertiary & Quaternary Industries

4.0 Introduction

4.1 Population - Ch. 6

4.2 Climate Change - Ch. 16

4.3 Sustainability, Competitiveness & Fitness  - Ch. 5 & 21

4.4 Links

5.0 Futures

5.0 Introduction

5.1 Rejected

5.2 Expected

5.3 Preferred

2nd Midterm - Nov. 22

Ch. 5, 6, 12, 16, 19 & 21

Term Paper - Nov. 29

 

Final Exam

Ch. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13,14, 16, 20, 21

* Midterms will consist of 5 questions of which 1 must be answered  in essay format.   If I cannot read it I cannot mark it!

** Term papers will be on a subject approved by the Instructor.  The paper will be no more than 30 double spaced letter size pages submitted in electronic format.  References are to be e-linked to web sources whenever possible.  The paper should make an argument, i.e., make a point by considering two sides of the argument and concluding with support of one.  An example is: Climate change is or is not primarily the result of human activity?

*** The final exam will consist of 10 questions of which 3 must be answered in essay format.   If I cannot read it I cannot mark it!

NOTICE

1.  No electronic devices are allowed during midterms and the final exam.   Paper dictionaries are permitted for both.   

2. Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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