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Next semester course offerings
To get specific information about the next semester's course offerings please see the current Undergraduate Catalog. Additional information about individual courses may be obtained from the instructor of a particular course. Below are the Special Topics courses offered in the Spring 2020 semester.
ECON 28801-01, Selected Topics: Inequality SS LA
INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Kaletski, Muller 410, 4-3529
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an introduction to the issue of inequality from an economic perspective. It involves exploring the extent of socioeconomic inequalities, their causes and consequences, and policies directed at reducing inequality. This will occur at the individual, national and international level, using both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives. At the macroeconomic level, we will discuss the relationship between income inequality and growth, along with the effects of different national institutions on this relationship. At the microeconomic level, we will discuss inequality in multiple socioeconomic dimensions. This includes exploring inequality issues related to education, health, gender, family, employment, and overall opportunity.
ECON 28802-01, Selected Topics: Math and Economics SS LA
INSTRUCTOR: Stephan Lefebvre, Muller 434, 4-7993
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to build mathematical reasoning skills related to the study of economics and other social sciences. This course brings together analytical skills and the study of the distribution of resources. We will cover a variety of topics in mathematics such as proof writing, optimization, matrix algebra, and differentiation. These tools allow us to rigorously model consumer choice behavior, firm profit maximization, market equilibrium, and macroeconomic relationships. This course is appropriate for anyone with at least one semester of calculus.