ECON 54H: HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Fall 2020|
|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|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
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.
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
A. readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the various topics
B. use of primary, secondary and other important monographs as appropriate
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Class participation/contributions
B. Exams based on readings
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.