Natural Resources & Environmental Economics Courses

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NREE 265
Prereqs:
Introduction to resource economics and the role of such concepts in natural resource management. The interface of economics and ecology in the context of both private and public decision making. Application of economic principles to actual natural resource/environmental issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
NREE 357
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission; AGRI/NRES 103 or GEOG 181 recommended.
Environmental impact review; air and water pollution control; solid and hazardous waste control; endangered species and habitat preservation; land use regulation; state and federal water rights law.
This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 456
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
NREE 445
Prereqs:
ECON 211; ECON 212 or AECN 141. ECON 311 and 312 recommended.
Capstone course.
Introduction to the application of economic concepts and tools to the analysis and evaluation of public policies. Economic approaches to policy evaluation derived from welfare economics. Social benefit-cost analysis described and illustrated through applications to current agricultural and natural resource policy issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 8, 10
NREE 456
Environmental LawCrosslisted as AECN 456/856
Prereqs:
Junior standing. AECN 357/NREE 357.
Available through Online and Distance Education.
Administrative law, risk assessment, environmental impact review, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, non-point pollution control, wetlands regulations pesticide and toxic substance regulation, solid and hazardous waste regulation, drinking water protection, land use regulation, energy policy, and international environmental law.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Personalized System of Instruction
Course Delivery: Web
NREE 457
Water LawCrosslisted as AECN 457/857, WATS 457
Prereqs:
AECN/NREE 357.
Course offered even numbered years. Offered through Extended Education and Outreach.
Environmental impact review; public trust doctrine; endangered species; land use controls; wetlands regulation; surface and ground water rights; Indian and federal water rights; impact of water quality regulations on water allocation.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Personalized System of Instruction
Course Delivery: Classroom
NREE 465
Resource and Environmental Economics IICrosslisted as AECN 465/865, WATS 465
Prereqs:
MATH 104 and one course in statistics.
Credit in AECN 865 will not count toward any advanced degree programs in ECON or AECN.
Application of resource economics concepts and empirical tools to resource management problems. Public policy issues involving environmental quality, land and water management.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom