ENS3500EN - Intro to Environmental Economics

Course description

This course analyzes the basic concepts of economics; supply, demand, market, prices, equilibrium point, and the relationship with biblical foundations, applying them in situations of daily life, community, country, or global. The fundamentals of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and the main schools of economic thought are examined. An introduction to Socio-ecological and Ecological Economics studies.

How this course benefits students

Economic problems are part of anyone's environment. Almost any human activity involves economic decision-making, or is influenced by the economic context, in such a way that the student needs to understand the basic concepts of economics for proper economic decision-making in their life, work, local church, community. , country, etc.

Why this course is important

Although there has been economic growth over the years, social, economic and environmental crises have deepened. Unemployment, inequity in income distribution, deterioration of natural resources, or the difficulty of small companies to be competitive, are some examples of economic problems, as well as representing areas of opportunity and action.

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 fact that God in his sovereignty is the one who governs the economy (Hag. 2: 8), he is the provider and economic advisor, both of individuals and of nations (Philippians 4: 10-13, Genesis 41: 15-36), so in it is the first source of economic knowledge.

Missionally driven

Transmit and implement economic knowledge with biblical foundations to each person and situation where an economic decision must be made within the student's environment, such as relatives, neighbors, work centers, community, government, local church, among others.

Contextually informed

Students must know the economic context of the community or environment in which they are immersed, as well as its relationships with other contextual variables such as sociodemographic, cultural, historical and religious aspects.

Interculturally focused

Students will be able to explain and compare the main characteristics of developed, developing, underdeveloped and emerging countries, as well as analyze the main solution proposals.

Practically minded

Support economic decision-making in their environment, considering the concepts of economic science, and based on the biblical approach.

Experientially transformed

Experience the fulfillment of biblical principles about God's financial control and provision in every area of ​​life, field of action or context.