This course lies at the intersection of economics and natural resource conservation, attempting to
provide students a way to critically think through interdisciplinary problems. It will provide a
background understanding about our natural environment and how issues related to resource
depletion are being tackled. This class will provide students with the tools to critically examine
global environmental issues, problems and their solutions. Students will also be able to understand
the impacts of these issues on social justice at multiple scales.
This course will cover topics including the basics of capitalism, socialism and how they may
overlap for natural resource governance. We discuss game theory and strategies used with specific
examples. We also examine how common property theory can be applied to real world examples of
struggles and cooperative solutions.