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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECP7207

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1869 2005-02-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Economics BA 00-1403-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Loewy 46532

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECP 7207 Labor Economics II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Labor Economics II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    ECP 6205


    Course Description

    Advanced study of labor economics including analysis of the wage structure, labor unions, labor mobility, and unemployment.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course provides a PhD-level analysis of the functioning labor markets. As such, it provides a more advanced treatment of topics than does ECP 6205. It provides the necessary background for students wishing to write their dissertations in labor econ

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is the second part of a two-course sequence in labor economics and serves to complete the labor economics field. It primarily draws PhD students in economics.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. Twice. It will also be offered on a regular basis in the future since it is part of a popular field sequence in economics.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Instructor must have a PhD in economics with a research interest in labor economics.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The main objectives of the course are completion of the development of a theory of labor markets, familiarization with the literature in the field, and preparation for writing a dissertation in the field.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be familiar with classic and recent literature in labor economics through the presentation of journal articles in the field. This will provide students with the preparation necessary to write a dissertation in labor economics.

    C. Major Topics

    Compensating differentials, The wage structure, Economics of labor unions, Regulation of labor markets, Labor mobility, Unemployment and labor contracts.

    D. Textbooks

    Borjas, George J. "Labor Economics," 2nd ed. and numerous journal articles.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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