AEB2014 (Sandberg)

AEB2014 (Sandberg) - Course Syllabus University of Florida...

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Course Syllabus University of Florida Food and Resource Economics Department AEB 2014 – Economic Issues, Food, and You Spring Term 2006 3 Credit Hours Section: 0813 Mon, Wed & Fri 3:00pm – 3:50pm (Period 8) Classroom: MCCA (McCarty Hall A) G186 Instructor : Mikael Sandberg Office : 1193 McCarty A Phone: 392-1826 ext. 408 Office Hours : Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:40am – 11:30am Thurs: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (plus an open-door policy) E-mail : sandberg@ufl.edu OR sandbergUF@yahoo.com Teaching Assistant: Max Grunbaum; Office: G104 McCarty Hall B Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1:00pm – 2:50pm; e-mail: maxgrun@ufl.edu F.R.E. Program Assistant : Nancy Baker; 1197 McCarty Hall A; 392-1826 ext. 210 Text : Essentials of Economics , 3rd Edition, N. Gregory Mankiw. South-Western Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 0-324-17191-9. Course Web-page : There is a WebCT web-page for this course. To access WebCT you will need your Gatorlink username and password. Further information will be provided in class. Course Objectives: The objective of this course is for students to better understand the economic world that surrounds them. The purpose is not turn students into professional economists or wizards in economic theory, but rather to familiarize them with the tools of economics so they can themselves critically analyze the economic issues facing them in school, in their personal lives, and throughout their professional careers. Examples of issues we will analyze in this class include: What are markets and how do markets work? What determines the prices of goods and services? What are the effects of the government’s agricultural policy? Is international trade good or bad for the U.S. economy? What is the impact of trade policy on U.S. producers and U.S. consumers? Why do public universities exist? How do we measure National Income? What is inflation and how does it impact us? What is unemployment and how is it measured? 1
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Course Syllabus Catalog Description of AEB 2014 : This course emphasizes the role of agriculture and economics. The how's and why's of their influence on food prices and the world food situation, the environment, natural resources and government policy; and economic issues, including inflation and money. In-depth Description : AEB 2014 is an introductory survey course for non-economics and non-business majors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. What sets AEB 2014 apart from traditional economics courses is that this course combines both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in a one- semester format. The microeconomic portion of the course emphasizes economic decision making of the consumer, the study of markets, agriculture, environmental and natural resource issues, international trade, and the impact of governmental policy. The macroeconomic portion of the course deals with the workings of the economy as a whole and emphasizes the roles of the monetary authorities and fiscal policy. Tentative Course Outline:
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