ECONOMICS OF RACE, CLASS AND GENDER

Number of Hours: 
3
Course Category: 
ECON
Course Number: 
3553

Economics is choice theory: how people make decisions and how those decisions impact the economy as a whole as well as the individual. The Economics of Race, Class and Gender addresses the reality that different people will have different opportunities to make choices, different abilities to make choices, and different outcomes from those choices when their race, class and/or gender is taken into consideration. The purpose of this course is twofold: first, to understand how economics as an academic discipline incorporates social groups into theory; and secondly, to understand how group membership impacts economic outcomes by analyzing a specific issue such as poverty. 3 hours