This class provides an overview of economics and finance in an environmental context. Topics include; the overview of the economic system, efficiency, equity, market failure, environmental regulation, and benefit-cost analysis, and valuing the environment, pollution control, energy, conservation of natural resources, performance metrics, risk and return, time value of money, cost of capital, returns on investments, and standard financial reports. The class uses reading assignments, written assignments, case studies, and class participation. The course emphasizes relationships between business management and environmental quality, and provides students with a financial and economic decision-making framework for understanding and analyzing environmental issues. Prerequisite: Full understanding of Algebra strongly suggested for this course.