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Unit 2: Boom and Bust: How Econ 101 Relates to Rocks
- Identify the mineral resources used in a commonly-used product or technology.
- Describe overall trends illustrated in mineral production and mineral value (price) graphs; identify changes in trends and/or anomalous features in the graphs; and explain trends, changes over time, and anomalies in terms of mine production, demand, recycling, changes in technology, regulation, and/or population growth.
- Interpret the complex relationships among consumers, producers, regulating agencies, and the environment in a global context by means of concept maps.
- Examine your own consumer behavior and judge the impacts of this behavior on sustainability.
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