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Daniel F. Jacoby
B CUSP 176
Bothell Campus

Introduction to Global Economy

Provides intellectual frameworks for common concerns about globalization, competition, trade, transnational corporations, migration, and other contemporary questions. Emphasizes mastery of relevant data and the ability to connect data to analysis and argument. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The overarching theme of the class is to consider the extent to which governments can control the economic fate of their citizens. Course covers the recent global economic collapse and the success and failures of nations. Time permitting, we'll also look at the importance of the black market around the world.

Student learning goals

To understand the debates about macroeconomic and international economic policy.

To consider what makes nations rich or poor.

Use economic accounts to make an argument.

General method of instruction

Class uses film, books and projects to explore key themes.

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Individual and group projects & essays.

Demonstrated understanding.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Daniel F. Jacoby
Date: 06/13/2012