ENS3520EN - Agricultural Economics

Course description

This course analyzes the economic concepts applied to the agricultural sector; markets, distribution, marketing, products, prices, elasticities, efficiency and profit maximization. Identify and contrast the main currents of economic thought and their public policy implications, while reflecting on some related biblical passages. An essential course for Socio-ecological and Ecological Economics studies.

How this course benefits students

Students need to interpret agricultural activities as an essential element for economic development. Despite the fact that the majority of the world's population has migrated to urban areas; the development of agricultural activities carried out in rural areas significantly influences the economy and other variables, such as the environment, demographics and social conditions.

Why this course is important

Despite the importance of the agricultural sector for food and its implications for the use and overexploitation of natural resources, it is a sector vulnerable to economic liberalization, climate change, and with high rates of social backwardness, mainly among small producers in America. Latin. It is necessary the intervention of professionals who practice under biblical foundations.

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

The bible shows the importance of agricultural activities for the development of humanity as an indicator of work and wealth. Agricultural activities are continually used as metaphors for God's instruction, exhortation, and prophecies for mankind.

Missionally driven

Transmit and testify the will of God, recognizing the importance of agricultural activities in economic development and its implications in other areas of society, as well as acting fairly according to biblical standards towards this historically vulnerable sector in the Americas region Latin.

Contextually informed

Recognize the state of the agricultural sector in which the student operates, such as strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats.

Interculturally focused

Identify the state of the agricultural sector in global regions and its relationship with economic history and culture.

Practically minded

Design an action program or investment project in your community or region to improve the economic performance of the agricultural sector.

Experientially transformed

Reflect on biblical teachings through agricultural activities, not only in the economic aspects, but also the message of God for man.