EconS 430

Course Description

In this course, we will integrate key concepts in economics with elements of political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and physical sciences to provide insight into several environmental and natural resource issues of global importance. This interdisciplinary approach will encourage analyses of these issues from many different perspectives.

A theoretical basis for different resource management systems will be presented including various property right structures, government institutions, and cultural and ethical aspects. Natural resource problems that have been successfully resolved and those that remain in conflict will be examined. Several case studies will be used as a mechanism for bringing the various disciplines together, and to examine the nature of natural resource management.

Disability Statement

Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center. All accommodations MUST be approved through the DRC (Washington Building, Room 217). Please stop by or call 509-335-3417 to make an appointment with an Access Advisor. Please see

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Contact Info

Isaac Duah

215 Hulbert Hall

Washington State University