ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics

ECON 496-007: Economics of Education
(Fall 2017)

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF

Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001

Section Information for Fall 2017

Economics of Education Seminar - Fall 2017
ECON 496 007  CRN 80512

Course Focus:

This course systematically examines Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education from cover to cover.  Along the way, students will learn the fundamentals of the economics of education, with a focus on education’s private and social returns, ability bias, and signaling.  The course also covers selected topics in educational psychology, the sociology of education, education research, and the philosophy of education, especially Transfer of Learning, credential inflation, and merit goods. 

This is a mixed undergraduate and graduate class.  While there will be shared lectures and classroom discussion, graduate students will be given more demanding homework assignments and more challenging exams.

Topic Varies

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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