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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2020
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ECON 34 or 34H.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to employ economic reasoning to a current economic topic.
  • Students will be able to exhibit understanding of an economic concept discussed in class.


A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in economics. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. analyze the topic in a skillful and thorough manner
B. discuss the topic critically with instructor and other students
C. explain the importance of the topic to the discipline
D. use new vocabulary relevant to the topic

Course Content

A. readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics
B. use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment


Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Class participation/contributions
B. Exams based on readings
C. Presentations

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

As appropriate to topic, as course content changes with each offering. Examples include:

Karlan, Dean and Jacob Appel. More Than Good Intentions. Plume, 2012.

Woods Jr., Thomas. Meltdown. Regnery Publishing, 2009.

Schuman, Michael. The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth. HarperBusiness, 2010.

Collier, Paul. The Bottom Billion. Oxford University Press, 2008.


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. Refer to Representative Texts for examples of assigned reading.