The aim of this subject is to analyze the fundamentals of environmental economics.
This course provides the students with the basic tools for the understanding of the main environmental problems, as well as the evolution and perspectives of the Spanish and global environment.
The students will learn how to apply the economic theory to the analysis of environmental problems and will study the different policy options and its applications in various countries.
We conclude with an introduction to the green business concept and practices.
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge related to their area of study, starting from the level of general secondary education, as well as having some understanding of relevant advances and current thinking in the field;
Be able to apply their knowledge in their profession, in a professional manner, and have the necessary skills to develop nuanced arguments and problem-solving;
Be able to gather and analyze data relevant to their professional field, as well as make sound ethical and social judgments based on that analysis;
Be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized public;
Develop the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to continue studies in more advanced areas in the future.
Information management skills
Sensitivity towards social responsibility
Identifying the basic elements of the study of environmental economics
Interpreting and analyzing the different economic policy instruments applied to the environment
Identifying the environmental management options of the company
UNIT 1: MAIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
UNIT 2: MARKET AND ENVIRONMENT: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE
UNIT 3: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC POLICY: REGULATORY INSTRUMENTS
UNIT 4: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC POLICY: MARKET POLICY TOOLS
UNIT 5: INTRODUCTION TO GREEN BUSINESS
Teachers will apply several active and collaborative methodologies, aimed at guiding the student in his/her process of knowledge and competence acquisition through different formative activities.
These activities will vary and be adapted to the issues dealt with in the units. The student will be involved in the learning process through simulation and real problem solving activities, concept maps, presentations, exercises, research projects, participation in debates and workshops or external visits, among other proposals.
Teachers will explain in detail their contents and individual or collective character in the corresponding learning guide.
The assessment of Knowledge and competences will be continuous and formative.
In the ordinary exam period, the assessment system will have the following characteristics:
- The mark obtained by the student in tests or exams will not represent more than the 50% of the final mark.
- The activities developed in the classroom will complete the assessment (to reach the 100%), and will be carried out either at an individual or group level, according to the character of the proposed formative activities.
Tests will represent the same percentage in both the ordinary and extraordinary exam periods, always under 50% in the final mark.
Together with the theoretical development of contents by teachers, the faculty supports the implementation of active methodologies in the classroom, promoting the students participation as well as their involvement in the acquisition of knowledge and competences.
The methodologies used could be included in one of these three main categories: Case Method, Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning.
This is a bidirectional model, focused on the student and with the teacher playing a supporting role during the process.
Also, the use of Information and Communication Technologies, by teachers and students, is considered nowadays as an essential tool in the suggested learning process.