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Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 2000 - Contemporary Controversies in the Global Economy


Spring. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: ECON 1110 . Recommended prerequisite: ECON 1120 . Preference given to sophomores and juniors in AEM.

C. B. Barrett.

Aims to stimulate critical thinking and cogent writing and speaking about contemporary controversies that attract regular attention in the international press and among key private- and public-sector decision makers. Students read and discuss competing arguments about current issues such as patenting and pricing of pharmaceuticals worldwide, controls on commercial and humanitarian distribution of genetically modified foods, and immigration restrictions. Students write a series of short briefing papers and give regular oral briefs, which are evaluated for quality of communication and content.



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