SCI/256 Week 5 - ORIGINAL / Plagiarism-FREE

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Week Five


Environmental Economics, Policies, and Choices


  1. Perform an economic analysis of environmental issues.


  1. Analyze the role of global, national, and regional policies and decisions on environmental issues.


Course Assignments


  1. Readings


    1. Read Ch. 27–29 of the text.


    1. Review animation and video clip resources available for these chapters.


    1. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.


  1. Individual Assignment: Final Examination


    1. Prepare to take final examination.


  1. Final Assignment: Economic Analysis Presentation


    1. Perform an economic analysis on an assigned environmental issue in the world today.(Check with your instructor to make sure the topic is appropriate for this assignment.)

    2. Prepare a 15- to 20-minute oral presentation accompanied by 10 to 15 Microsoft®PowerPoint®slides. (Online Campus students must submit a 10 to 15 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker’s notes). Include the following:


o Importance of economic analysis

o Description (general overview) of the assigned environmental issue o Economic analysis of the environmental issue


    1. Costs


      1. Benefits


      1. Risks


      1. Limitations


      1. Problems


    1. How economic analysis can be used to determine the most effective and economical regulations or policies (see Ch. 28 of the text) to help solve the environmental concern


    1. Include two other resources aside from the textbook.


  1. Discussion Questions


    1. Who should manage the natural resources: legislature, public, scientists, special interest groups, and why?

    2. What is an environmental issue in your local area that has been supported by a local conservation group? Explain the issue.

    3. How have environmental regulations implemented by local politicians affected your daily life? Provide an example.

    4. What has been the media coverage of a local environmental issue? Explain.



    1. What are some of the federally funded environmental management projects being completed by Civilian Conservation Corps, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. National Forest Service that have been completed in your area? Provide a summary of the project. 

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