Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    May 27, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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AEM 2310 - Business and Economics of Food

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

Prerequisite: ECON 1110 . Co-meets with AEM 5210 .

B. Rickard.

This course will examine the food system from an economic and business perspective. In the first part of the course, students will study the key economic and regulatory elements that affect the production of food. The second section will focus on the business aspects of food and beverage processing, distribution and retailing, and the material in the final section will focus on a range of contemporary business and economic issues that are relevant to consumers of food and beverages.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to use and evaluate scientific and economic information to reach defensible conclusions.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify the implications of business decisions on the supply of food.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to describe the effects of information and policies in food and beverage markets.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to develop skills to evaluate the consequences of consumer behavior for food products.

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