University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 2134 - Resource Scarcity and Allocation

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEST 2034, GEST 2021 or GEST 3021
Assessment: Essays (40%), tutorial participation and exercises (10%), end-of-semester exam (50%)
Syllabus:

The course examines how society makes decisions about the allocation of scarce and uncertain resources when human desires for the use of the resources are limitless. The course first discusses resource allocation criteria that can be considered when natural resource (re)allocation policies, projects or plans are evaluated. The course then introduces some basic economic concepts and principles (eg opportunity cost, marginal analysis and property rights) that serve as a tool to analyse and evaluate resource allocation options. The primary concern of the course is over the interpersonally, intertemporally efficient allocation of non-renewable and renewable natural resources, including water resources, minerals, energy resources and forests, in an Australian context. The course also considers social justice and ecological sustainability in the exploitation of natural resources.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11369 LE01 50 21 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 10am - 12pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14173 TU03 25 13 15 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
14174 TU02 25 8 15 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room