Five College Consortium

Environ/Natural Res Econ

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
210
Institution: 
Amherst College

Students in this course will explore society’s use of the natural environment as a component of production and consumption. The allocation of exhaustible and renewable resources and the protection of environmental quality from an economic standpoint will be examined. Public policy avenues for controlling natural resource management and the environment will also be explored. Case studies include air pollution and acid rain, depletion of the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, the solid waste crisis, and deforestation, among others.


Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Professor Sims.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
ECON-210-01-1314S

Course Sections

Environ/Natural Res Econ
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Katharine Sims ksims@amherst.edu TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM; F 11:00AM-11:50AM SMUD 206; CONV 209