Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
CEK301NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICSElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide the students, learn the environmental and natural resources economy, looking with a different perspective on the environment and economy by increasing their awareness of the natural resources and environment.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ela ATIŞ
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to act more sensitive to the environmental and natural resource issues
2To interpret events about environmental issues from an economic perspective
3 Be more aware of current environmental problems and able to discuss issues of resource usage and conservation
4Earning skills to do research, analysis and synthesis by experience of writing term paper
5To analyze the issues of agricultural externalities
6To find solutions for general environmental problems and for the agricultural externalities
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
- Linkages between Natural Resources, Environment and Economics - Economic Growth and Environmental Problems - Public Goods and Environmental Externalities - Agricultural Externalities and Results - Definition and classification of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable resources - Famine, Natural Resources, Consumption and Population Relations - Turkey's Water Resources Potential, Usage and Problems - Turkey's potential of Land Resources, Usage and Problems - Sustainable Use of Land and Water Resources and Agriculture Sector - Climate Change and Agriculture - Environmental Pollution and Agricultural Externalities - Applications for Environmental Problems in World - Applications for Environmental Problems in Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course, scope, rationale, importance and basic concepts
2Linkages between Natural Resources, Environment and Economics
3- Economic Growth and Environmental Problems
4 Public Goods and Environmental Externalities
5 Agricultural Externalities and Results
6Definition and classification of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable resources
7Famine, Natural Resources, Consumption and Population Relations
8Midterm
9Turkey's Water Resources Potential, Usage and Problems
10Turkey's potential of Land Resources, Usage and Problems
11 Sustainable Use of Land and Water Resources and Agriculture Sector
12Climate Change and Agriculture
13Environmental Pollution and Agricultural Externalities
14Applications for Agro-Environmental Problems in World
15Applications for Agro-Environmental Problems in Turkey
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Başol, K., Durman, M., Önder, H. (2007). Doğal Kaynakların ve Çevrenin Ekonomik Analizi, ISBN: 9789752531116. 2. Hartwick, J.M., Olewiler,N. (1998). The Economics of Natural Resource Use, ISBN: 0321014286. 3. Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., White, B. (2007). Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice, ISBN: 139780333971376. 4. Karacan, A.R. (2012). Çevre Ekonomisi ve Politikası, E.Ü. İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayın No:6, ISBN: 9789754837513. 5. Kolstad, C.D. (2000). Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press. 6. Tisdell, C.A. (2005). Economics of Environmental Conservation, Edward Elgar Publishing. 7. Tietenberg, T. (2004). Environmental Economics and Policy, ISBN: 0321194128.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures28256
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)132
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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