Ecological Economics

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain the key concepts and theories of ecological economics
  • explain the foundation of ecological economics in thermodynamics and ecology
  • explain the main differences between mainstream and ecological economic perspectives
  • explain the common roots and shared fields of ecological economics, ecological anthropology and political ecology

Skills

  • apply ecological economic concepts in analyses of relations between economic growth, energy and environment
  • compare and assess different approaches to valuation and decision making in relation to concrete analyses of environmental problems
  • analyse the relationship between institutional frameworks and environmental problems and discuss the possibilities for governance

Competences

  • interpret how different economic paradigms are reflected in political strategies and measures to address economic and environmental crises
  • cooperate with professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds on sustainability strategies and mediate between different patterns of thought.

Type of instruction

The classes include a combination of lectures, group work, exercises and student presentations. Students have to do the readings before each class and to prepare short presentations or interventions. The written work that forms the basis for the assessment must be done during the course as well.

Exam

Exams

Name of examEcological Economics
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleØkologisk økonomi
Module codeTBITANK18105
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design