AEM 2000 - Contemporary Controversies in the Global Economy

(CU-ITL, CU-SBY)     
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ECON 1110 . Recommended prerequisite: ECON 1120 . Enrollment preference given to: Dyson students. Satisfies CALS written expression requirement and Dyson Grand Challenges writing requirement.

C.B. Barrett.

This course aims to stimulate critical thinking, economic reasoning, and cogent writing 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 morally questionable market exchange among willing buyers and sellers, immigration policy, foreign aid, sovereign debt forgiveness, regulating genetically modified foods, etc. Students write, edit, and rewrite short briefing papers which are evaluated for quality of communication as well as subject matter content.

Outcome 1: Student will demonstrate proficiency in written communication.

Outcome 2: Student will demonstrate competency in analysis of ethical problems in business or economics in both domestic and international contexts.

Outcome 3: Student will be able to identify and analyze evidence pertaining to business and economics problems in society and communicate results.

Outcome 4: Student will develop an awareness and understanding of the cultural issues that impact business operations in a global society.

Outcome 5: Student will be able to demonstrate familiarity with major business and economics issues facing a firm and society.

Outcome 6: Student will demonstrate ability to offer critical analysis of a variety of contemporary business issues.

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