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ECONĀ 242: Environmental Economics

The powerful insights of microeconomic analysis inform this consideration of environmental policy and regulation. Coursework emphasizes issues germane to setting and attaining specific environmental objectives - how much pollution to allow, how much to encourage preservation, how much cutting to permit. By considering whether and how to assign monetary values to goods like species diversity and climactic stability, students gain practical experience applying benefit-cost analysis to environmental decisions. Offered annually. Counts toward American studies major. Counts toward environmental studies major (all emphases) and concentration.
Prerequisite: one of Economics 110-121 or permission of instructor.

Environmental Studies

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/environmental-studies/

...courses: ECON 121 Principles of Economics (or ECON 110-ECON 120) 1.00 ECON 242...

American Studies

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/american-studies/

...United States ECON 242 Environmental Economics ECON 245 Economics of Health Care ECON 371 Economics...

Social Studies Education

http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/social-studies-education/

...Latin America 1.00 ECON 121 Principles of...to Cultural Anthropology SOAN 242 Contemporary Native American...