Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
PYE302LANDSCAPE ECONOMICSElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students will learn the fundamental economics terms and theory and they will have information and skill in using economic concepts to analyze the landscape and environmental problems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ela ATIŞ
Learning Outcomes
1analyze the economic problems as numerical and oral by graphic
2understand basics principles behind the economic approach to environmental problems
3build self-confidence through discussions and problem solving practices in class
4interpret the current environmental problems with an economic point of view
5have necessary skills for making research, analysis and synthesis through writing term papers
6
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Interlinkages between Economy and Ecology, Resource Scarcity • Price Theory, Economic Approach to Landscape • Market Failures and Externalities • Sustainability and Sustainable Development • Economic Valuation: Concepts and Methods • Cost-Benefit Analysis • Case Studies
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition, scope, necessities, importance and rules of course
2Interlinkages between Economy and Ecology, Importance of Landscape point of view Economy and Ecology
3Economic Problems, Resource Scarcity
4Fundamental Economic and Ecologic Terms
5Price Theory: Supply, Demand and Elasticity
6Economic Approach to Landscape: Supply and Demand of Landscape, Landscape Supply Chain
7Market and Market Failures
8Midterm exam
9Public Goods and Externalities, Positive and Negative Externalities
10Sustainability and Sustainable Development
11Definition and Classification of Natural Resources, Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
12Economic Valuation and Valuation Methods
13Ecosystem Services, Landscape Services and Total Economic Value
14Measurement of Costs and Benefits
15Case Studies: Recreational Value of Landscape, Measurement Willingness to Pay for Landscapes
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Hartwick, J.M., Olewiler,N. (1998). The Economics of Natural Resource Use, ISBN: 0321014286. 2. Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., White, B. (2007). Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice, ISBN: 139780333971376 3. Tietenberg, T. (2004). Environmental Economics and Policy, ISBN: 0321194128. 4. Bowers, J., 1997. Sustainability and Environmental Economics: An Alternative Text, Prentice Hall, An Imprint Pearson Education, Singapore. 5. Dinler, Z. (2009). İktisada Giriş, Ekin Kitapevi, Bursa.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation188
Project Presentation122
Self Study144
Individual Study for Homework Problems188
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Homework188
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)112
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1      
LO21     
LO322    
LO4 2    
LO5      
LO6    22
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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