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Development Economics
DEV ECON
CLASS CODE: ECON 450 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: ECONOMICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the history, concepts and stimulus for economic development and growth.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005, Summer 2006
CONTENT AND TOPICS:

  • Importance of economic growth

  • History, models, and theories - economic growth

  • Technological progress

  • Population growth

  • Financial sector

  • Globalization

  • Human Capital

  • Government

  • Costs and problems of economic growth

  • Limits to growth

  • Future of economic growth

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Develop an understanding of economic growth (past and present)

  2. Review and develop the relationship of the factors of production to growth. Focus will be on technology, population, and education in a globalized setting.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of human capital and the relationship to growth.

  4. Develop an understanding of government impact and the relationship to growth.

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the costs and problems of growth and the relationship to the future.

  6. Develop an application approach to the requirements of economic growth.

  7. Demonstrate the ability to use models, tools and economic terms in evaluating and predicting growth.

REQUIREMENTS: Homework assignments, quizzes, major writing assignment (paper), group class presentation, and exams.
PREREQUISITES: Economics 111, 112, 358
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004