Economics 495

ECON 495: Current Topics in Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 305 and ECON 306

Credit Hours: (3)

Investigates topics of current and continuing interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students may take course up to six credit hours under two different topics.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

This course is designed to present to students topics of current or continuing interest which are not covered in other courses currently offered. This course provides needed flexibility in the economics curriculum. Topics will range from crime, to energy, to minorities, and to national defense.

Topic Outline

  • To be determined by the individual instructor.


Detailed Description of Conduct of the Course

The following teaching strategies will be employed:


Lectures, discussion, videos, oral presentations, research.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Goals and objectives will be determined by the instructor.


Assessment Measures

Determined by the instructor.


Other Course Information


Review and Approval

Date Action Reviewed by
December 2004 Made alterations to syllabus N. Hashemzadeh, Chair
Revised 4/13/09    Charles Vehorn
April 16, 2012 Revised