Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065272002Economics of Agricultural EnvironmentElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to introduce the ways in which theories and methods used in economic research are applied to understand and solve agri-environmental problems.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ela ATIŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Have necessary skills for making research, analysis and synthesis through writing term papers
2Learn basics principles behind the economic approach to environmental problems
3Understand techniques for analyzing environmental problems including non-market valuation methods
4Solve the problems together by discussing in class
5Understand the practices provided sustainable using and protecting of soil, water and other natural resources
6Gain the analitical perspective enabling production of solutions to environmental problems and effective decision making
7Use of tools of graphical analysis to study environmental problems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Economic Approach to Environmental Problems, Economic Development and Agriculture • Public Goods, Agricultural Externalities and Solution Alternatives • Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Agriculture • Scarcity, Natural Resources and Agriculture • Soil and Water Resources Using and Environmental Problems • Economic Valuation: Concepts and Methods • Measuring Benefits and Costs • Case Studies of Regional Agriculture and the Environmental Issues • Agri-environmental Problems and Policies
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, Scope, Necessities, Importance of Course and Basic Concepts
2Economic Approach to Environmental Problems, Economic Development, Environmental Problems and Agriculture
3Public Goods, Property Rights and Externalities
4Agricultural Externalities and Market Failures
5Solutions for Externalities, Agricultural and Non Agricultural considerations
6Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Agriculture
7Scarcity Concept, Natural Resources and Agriculture
8Midterm exam
9Land Resources, Uses and Environmental Problems
10Water Resources, Uses and Environmental Problems
11Economic Valuation: Concepts and Methods
12Market and Non-Market Valuation Methods
13Case Studies of Regional Agriculture and the Environmental Issues
14Agri-Environmental Problems and Policies Related to Solution of Problems
15Term Paper Presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Hartwick, J.M., Olewiler,N. (1998). The Economics of Natural Resource Use, ISBN: 0321014286. 2. Kolstad, C.D. (2000).Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press, ISBN:0-19-511954-1. 3. Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., White, B. (2007). Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice, ISBN: 139780333971376 4. Tietenberg, T. (2004). Environmental Economics and Policy, ISBN: 0321194128. 5. Karacan, A.R. (2007). Çevre Ekonomisi ve Politikası, E.Ü. İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayın No:6, ISBN: 9789754837513.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation13535
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)215
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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