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Class room: 316 Chavez (formerly Economics)
Class website: http://ag.arizona.edu/classes/arec375/
Instructor: Dr. Steven Stewart
Office: 403E Chavez Building (formerly Economics)
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3pm, Friday 9-10am, and by appointment
those students who have passed a microeconomics principles course such
as Econ 200, 201A or AREC 217 will be retained in the course. If you took
a microeconomics course somewhere other than UA, please provide me with
proof of a passing grade.
readings available on the course website and Wilkinson, Charles, Crossing
the Next Meridian: Land, Water and the Future of the American West,
Island Press, 1992.
will analyze environmental and natural resource issues from an economics
perspective, with special emphasis on those relevant to the American West.
Topics covered will include renewable and non-renewable natural resources,
water, pollution, environmental protection, regulation, environmental
justice, and valuation of environmental amenities.
(400 total points possible)
Exams (3 exams @ 100 points each): Two mid-term exams (dates to be announced)
and a comprehensive final exam (Tuesday December 16th 11am-1pm)
will be given. I don’t give make-up exams. Exams will strongly emphasize
ideas from the lectures, but will also include material from the text,
outside readings and guest presentations.
and participation is expected. A portion of your grade will be based on
your contribution to discussion, in-class exercises, quizzes, attendance,
class project and experiments. If you do not participate, you will not
get a grade above a C.
a journal in which you make several weekly entries related to man’s
interaction with the environment. Your entries might deal with your behavior/insights/motivations,
economic institutions, religion, ethics, utility, etc – but must
have connections, however tenuous they might be, with the environment
and/or economics. You may want to expand on or critique some of the environmental
and resource economics methods we discuss in class. I will check this
a few times during the semester. Your grade is based on the amount of
thought and effort you put into your journal.
1 Tuesday September 30th
Exam 2 Thursday October 30th
Final Exam Tuesday December 16th