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ECN 503

Economic Development

This course describes the challenges faced by developing economies, with a specific emphasis on persistent world poverty. In this course we will take up questions such as: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? What is economic life like when living under a dollar per day? Are the poor always hungry? How do we deal with the disease burden? How do we make schools work for poor citizens? We shall also study the role of markets, government and non-governmental organizations in fostering economic development. This course will give the students a good idea of the key questions asked by scholars interested in development and poverty today, and possibly a few answers as well.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL

Prerequisites

ECN 101 or ECN 104 or ECN 201 or ECN 204 or ECN 210 or Direct Entry

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages

Economics