Dec 08, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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ECON 2150 - Frontiers of Economics


This course is an in-depth exploration of novel policy issues confronting economists today. It considers cutting-edge issues in economics that are relevant to public policy. It explores divergent thought on the issue and considers strengths and weaknesses of differing policy objectives and related proposals. There is a special emphasis on the role innovation can play in addressing these issues. While topics and analysis stem from economics, the course also provides a setting for students to engage in critical thinking by identifying innovative solutions to cutting-edge problems.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to critically analyze and communicate complex economic issues and ideas.
  • Students will be able to ask cogent, thought-provoking questions based upon critical reading of texts.
  • Students will be able to identify current economic problems confronting society and those affected by them.
  • Students will be able to identify current economic problems confronting society and the institutions or policy prepared to address them.
  • Students will be able to identify current economic problems confronting society and the role that innovation can play in solving them.
  • Students will be able to consider and evaluate public policy implications of current problems and the necessary trade-offs from an economic and ethical perspective.
  • Students will be able to develop into informed citizens by understanding differences between economic and ethical prescriptions.
  • Students will be able to present, explain, and evaluate economic-based arguments on current problems orally and in writing.
  • Students will be able to propose a solution(s) to an identified problem, outlining strengths and weaknesses.



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