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ECON 258 Economic Development

3 hours

A seminar on the problems of developing nations, using primarily Latin American examples to gain insight into the reasons why poverty persists alongside spectacular affluence. Economic justice is a primary focus. Topics will include the role of gender, transnational corporations, foreign aid, and various proposals to promote change and development, using an interdisciplinary approach.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing a grade of "C-" or better in ECON 053 Macroeconomic Principles or permission of the instructor.

(Normally offered every other spring semester.)