ECO 370 Complete Course Material

 

ECO 370 Week 1 Individual Assignment Economics and the Environment Worksheet
ECO 370 Week 1 DQ 1

 

Describe an industry that is linked to a natural resource economy. What economic advantages can be realized for that industry by functioning in a sustainable manner? What costs could this industry face in implementing a sustainable business model? Do you think those costs are justified? Why or why not?
ECO 370 Week 1 DQ 2

 

Consider two methods for achieving less water use in a community. The first method includes trying to convince people to apply water conservation measures and to use less water at current prices. The second method involves driving up the price of water. Discuss the merits of both approaches. Which one do you think would be more effective? Why?
ECO 370 Week 2 Individual Assignment Impact Classification Environmental Impact Assessment and Economic Impact Assessment
ECO 370 Week 2 DQ 1

 

Provide an example of a company that is considering reducing air pollution emissions. How might the company analyze short- and long-term costs and benefits? To continue the discussion, review the response of a classmate and post a reply asking questions and providing constructive feedback about your classmate’s analysis?
ECO 370 Week 2 DQ 2

 

Why is environmental and economic impact analysis important? What information is important for decision makers to consider when evaluating new development project proposals.Due Friday in the Main Forum
ECO 370 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment BenefitCost Analysis Presentation
ECO 370 Week 3 DQ 1

 

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ECO 370 Week 3 DQ 2

 

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ECO 370 Week 4 Individual Assignment Policy Implications and Evaluation Matrix
ECO 370 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment City of Kelsey Energy Policy Presentation
ECO 370 Week 4 DQ 1

 

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ECO 370 Week 4 DQ 2

 

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ECO 370 Week 5 DQ 1

 

As you know, we do not have discussion questions in Week 5 so you can focus on your assignments. But you are still need to gain participate points this week by posting this forum.  I have following topics that you can discuss. Feel free to post any topics that you find interesting.

1. Regarding global environmental policies, why do you think Kyoto Protocol failed?
2. With the shifting of manufacturing to developing countries, their environments have been polluted. Do you think it is fair, what  can countries like U.S. do to help?
3. Regarding the debate around global warming, are those based on science? Why or why not?
4. Practices in everyday life that we can do to help environment
5. What knowledge you can take from this class to apply to your work?
6. Any other topic you find interesting?
ECO 370 Week 5 IndividualAssignment Kyoto Protocol and Global Warming Evaluation
ECO 370 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Environmental Economics, Disparity, and International Agreements Presentation

ECO 370 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Environmental Economics, Disparity 1