AREC 340 - Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources

  • 3 credits

This course is an introduction to natural resource economics. The tools learned in the principles of economics are applied to a diverse set of natural resource issues and policies including: forestry, mining, marine, climate change, wildlife, biodiversity, agriculture, and recreation. In examining these issues, students will become better acquainted with resource economics models and decision making, applied welfare analysis, and multi-generational economics problems.

Credit not allowed for both AREC 340 and ECON 340.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.


AREC 202 (Agricultural and Resource Economics) or ECON 202 (Principles of Microeconomics).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Natural Resource Economics: An Introduction, 3rd Ed. (2015)
    Field, Barry C.
    ISBN: 978-1478627807


Andrew F. Seidl

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