ENS3510EN - Natural Resource Economics

Course description

This course identifies the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources necessary to simulate the models of optimization and efficient use of natural resources applied to fishing, forestry, mineral extraction and fossil resources. Briefly relate technical concepts to biblical foundations on the use of nature. Provides analytical tools for Socio-ecological and Ecological Economics studies.

How this course benefits students

In identifying the economic rationale and methods of analysis to extract and use natural resources without overexploiting or extinguishing them, ensuring their existence over time while planning the maximization of benefits. Assume personal and professional responsibility for the care and use of natural resources.

Why this course is important

Consumerism and the unlimited desire for profit, as well as the attribute of common or public goods that most natural resources have, has led to the overexploitation and extinction of these, being necessary awareness and decision-making for their sustainable use with based on technical knowledge based on the Word of God.

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

God provides human beings with food, clothing and a house from natural resources. God blessed human beings by allowing them to use natural resources for their sustenance, he also gave them commandments for their care (Genesis 9: 1-3, Leviticus 25: 1-7, Exodus 23: 10-11).

Missionally driven

Be proactive and implement initiatives related to the care of natural resources, such as the conservation of forests, biodiversity, the dignified treatment of farm animals, or the reduction of consumerism, as a way of witnessing about the care of God's creation .

Contextually informed

Identify the main natural resources present in the environment where the student operates, differentiating between renewable and non-renewable, as well as the main forms of extraction and use of resources, identifying if they are carried out in a sustainable way and designing an improvement proposal.

Interculturally focused

Identify the main problems of overexploitation of natural resources in select countries, their origins and consequences.

Practically minded

Design a model for the efficient use of natural resources applied to the environment in which the student operates.

Experientially transformed

Admire and recognize creation as a manifestation of God's power, as well as decide to obey God's commandments to care for nature.