Economic & Social Development of Regions

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57.506 Research Methods Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006186

This course is an applied survey of research methods appropriate for regional economic and social development. Students will learn data presentation and basic descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as the basics of researching data sources and primary data-gathering techniques (survey, case study, archival), and a framework for deciding when particular methods of data-gathering and analysis are appropriate. Students will apply the techniques as they learn them.

57.520 Inequality and Organization Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006198

Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 25 years, the economic recovery of the 1990s has brought a Treadmill Economy running faster with minimal gain. With low productivity growth, surprisingly little growth in wages and a long-term slowdown in economic growth since the 1970s, the United States continues to experience increasing inequality. What forces are at work shaping these trends and can they be modified or reversed on the local, state and regional levels? How have these trends both shaped and been influenced by social and business policies concerning poverty and welfare, local and urban development, technology and economic development, changes in work organization and labor-management relations, domestic investment and international competition? This seminar course will bring local and national experts on these issues to present their findings and discuss their view of future prospects for local and regional social and economic development policy.

57.591 Directed Study in Regional Economic Social Development Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 006207

Students work under the supervision of a professor on a project of scale and scope agreed to by the professor and the student and commensurate with the number of credits awarded for the course.

57.747 Thesis Review Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 035595

Continuing work to complete thesis.