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ECO 296M - The Economics of Social Issues

Course Description: The course surveys some of the most important social issues facing the economy today. Some of the topics addressed include the following: the Economics of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Energy and the Oil Crisis, Immigration and Its Impact on the Economy, The Housing Bubble, The Economic Costs of War , Is Wal-mart Good for the Economy?, Minimum Wages and Living Wages, and Why College Textbooks Cost So Much. The basic premise here is to intertwine social issues with economic theory and show exactly how theory can be applied to current real-world public choices that eventually lead to policy decisions. In short how these issues are resolved shapes the economic environment we live which in turn influences the types of jobs, wages, educational opportunities, etc. that are available in our society today as well as in the future

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial, Online Course

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Inquiry and Exploration

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: