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2024 Fall
Jul 15, 2024
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ECON 0858 - The American Economy

Should the federal government more forcefully engage health care issues, or are its current obligations a hidden time bomb facing the federal budget? Should we be concerned about the outsourcing of U.S. jobs? Is the minimum wage too low, or will increases in the minimum simply lead to greater unemployment? Students will engage these and other pressing issues, write position papers advocating specific actions that governments or firms should take, and debate these recommendations. While economic theory is not the centerpiece of this course, students will learn enough economic theory to be able to discuss policy in an informed manner. They will also be introduced to important sources of "economic" information, from government web sites to major publications. NOTE: This course fulfills the U.S. Society (GU) requirement for students under GenEd and American Culture (AC) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for ECON 0858 if they have successfully completed SOC 0858.
Credit Hours: 3.000

Levels: NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Recitation

Division: Undergraduate
Department: CLA:Economics

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GenEd US Society


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