LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

This course treats language as a social phenomenon to show how language, personal identity and institutions of social control inter-relate. The course focuses on linguistic interaction in daily life and how gender, ethnic, class, activity, and geographic variation affect language use.

RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC THEORY

Capstone course for MTEC majors whose primary interest is in economic theory. Review and analysis of seminal and current research in economic theory, including independent analysis by the student. Topics vary from year to year.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

This course covers different dimensions of economic development, focusing on poverty, inequality, demography, and health. It provides an overview of the economies of less developed countries, the lives of the poor, and the theories for why some countries are rich and others are poor. It also describes how labor and credit markets function in poor countries, the consequences for health and education, and the role of institutions.

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Examines behavioral economics, which seeks to insert more behavioral realism into economic theory by incorporating into economic models insights based on empirical observations from psychology, sociology, and neuroscience. Emphasizes attempts by behavioral economists to explain anomalies that depart from the predictions of standard economic theory. Topics include temptation and self-control, fairness and reciprocity, reference dependence, bounded rationality and choice under risk and uncertainty.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade.

MULTIRACIAL AMERICA

Multiracial America examines the phenomenon of race mixing (e.g. interracial interaction, multiracial identity) from a sociological perspective. The course covers the legal, political, and cultural contexts of interracial interaction and how these impact current understanding of what it means to be "mixed race."

CONSUMER HEALTH AND THE MEDIA

Study of factual information and guidelines that enable consumers to act intelligently in selecting health products and services, with emphasis on the economic aspects of health.

SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY

An introduction to studies in the areas of human movement: anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and psychological aspects of sport and exercise.

NATURAL DISASTERS

In this course students will learn about the science behind natural disasters. The topics that will be discussed include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and tornadoes. We will cover the fundamental Earth Science concepts and processes required to understand these phenomena.