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ACE 199 ONL - Undergraduate Open Seminar - Using Applied Economics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Experimental course on a special topic in agricultural and consumer economics. Topic may not be repeated except in accordance with the Code. Course Information: Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary, up to 5 hours in the same semester, to a maximum of 12 hours.

Special Instructions:

Analyzing Current Topics with Applied Economics: Applied and agricultural economic tools can be used to analyze a wide array of timely issues facing people in the U.S. and across the world. This course considers some of these issues and how economics provides insights beyond what may be possible with other methods of analysis. The course meets once a week for 50 minutes. All incoming freshman and transfer students will be encouraged to take the course in sections of 20 students. The first three weeks of the course, the instructor will discuss three-to-four articles taken from the Economist or the Wall Street Journal. After an overview of the issues covered in the article, the instructor will apply economic analyses to describe some of the implications arising out of the article, including policy implications. Starting in the fourth week through the rest of the semester, five students per class period will be asked to select an article from the Economist or Wall Street Journal a

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 1

Term(s): Fall


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