Spring 2011 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course uses economic methods and perspectives to analyze urban issues. The first half of the course has a more theoretical focus; the second half, a more applied and empirical focus. Topics covered include how and why cities arise and develop and how their growth or decline is affected by various events. Policy areas studied in the second half of the course include regional development and zoning, housing programs and regulations, antipoverty programs, local public finance, development of transportation systems, education, and crime.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)
O'Sullivan, URBAN ECONOMICS, most recent edition.
Additional short readings will be handed out in class. You will probably need to do additional reading for your term paper.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be a midterm exam, a term paper (15-20 pages), and a final exam. Class participation, consisting of attendance, active participation in class discussions, and completion of various short exercises during class, counts towards your course grade.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who complete ECON 316 cannot receive credit towards the econ or MECO major for ECON 216, or vice versa depending on your needs for major credit.
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