Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
ECON 54HHONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN ECONOMICSFall 2012
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation:

1. Description -
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in economics. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ECON 34 or 34H.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner
  2. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students
  3. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline
  4. use new vocabulary relevant to the topic
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics
  2. use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Class participation / contributions
  2. Exams based on readings
  3. Presentations
7. Representative Text(s) -
As appropriate to topic. Recently we have read: "Meltdown" by Thomas Woods Jr (2011-12); "The Miracle - The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth" by Michale Schuman (2010-11), "The Bottom Billion" by Paul Collier (2009-10).

8. Disciplines -
Economics
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Classes typically revolve around student discussion of an assigned reading with a quiz or paper as additional motivation. Recently we have read: "Meltdown" by Thomas Woods Jr (2011-12); "The Miracle - The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth" by Michale Schuman (2010-11), "The Bottom Billion" by Paul Collier (2009-10).
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Economics.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2012-10-05 11:40:53


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines