ENV 2579 SUSTAINABLE FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS (2 hours)
A systematic exploration of how businesses and organizations can create facilities and operations that have a reduced impact on our natural resources and our environment. Students will learn about sustainable practices at other university campuses and businesses and will study and practice the tools for successful campus change in the context of Catawba College. Prerequisite: ENV 1411 or ENV 1112 or permission of the instructor.
ECON 3401 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (3 hours)
An examination of decision-making approaches to environmental resources with emphasis placed on the welfare analysis technique utilized in economics. The topic is presented in light of the economic theories of public goods, market failures, externalities, and economic value. Cost-benefit analysis is incorporated into the study as are alternative methods for valuing environmental resources and human welfare. Prerequisite: ECON 1902.