ENS5540EN - Advanced Ecological Economics

Course description

Examine case studies on the implementation of local actions and public policies with an ecological economy approach, identifying challenges and achievements. Assess the importance of the use of sustainability indicators, as well as investigate the methodology for their preparation and use. An essential course that provides practical tools in advanced studies of Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological. 

How this course benefits students

Design and participate in local initiatives, programs or policies with a green economy approach to understand their practical implications of complexity and interdisciplinarity. 

Why this course is important

Ecological economics emerges as a critical alternative to abstract and simple models of environmental and natural resource economics. Its contribution is to increase the ecological economic analysis with a systems perspective, complexity, interdisciplinarity and practicality. However, these characteristics demand the development of comprehensive analytical and fieldwork skills of the ecological economist. 

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Reflect on the relationships between economics and ecology as a complex and interdisciplinary system in which biblical foundations cannot be excluded. 

Missionally driven

Transmit Christian teachings on the relationship and responsibility of the human being with nature, including biblical principles in the design of local or political actions with an ecological economy approach. 

Contextually informed

Measure the economic performance of the student's community or environment, and its effects on the ecosystem, through any of the sustainability indicators. 

Interculturally focused

Identify and differentiate the use and precision of sustainability indicators for different socioeconomic regions of the world. 

Practically minded

Evaluate and adapt or create the use of a sustainability indicator applicable to the student's environment. 

Experientially transformed

Experience the complexity and interdisciplinarity of ecological economics where biblical principles are a central element.