UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY

COURSE SYLLABUS

ECON 395E Economics of Aging

 

 

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Ben Young

Phone (UMKC): 816-235-5699

Office: 203E Manheim Hall

Office hours: To be announced

E-mail: youngb@umkc.edu

Please feel comfortable in contacting me at any of these addresses for any problems or questions that may arise.

COURSE INFORMATION

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites: Principles

Supplies: Calculator may be helpful.

Textbooks:

None

 

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

1. Three equally weighted tests.

2. Class discussion.

3. Daily reading of a current newspaper such as the Business Week will help keep the student aware of current events and will increase the student's ability to participate in class discussion.

GRADING

Three tests (100 points each) 300

Class participation 100

Total 400

 

 

Grading scale:

PERCENT

A = 90 - 100%

B = 80 - 89%

C = 70 - 79%

D = 60 - 69%

F = below 59%

TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE

PART I

1-12 Introduction to selected topics

1-19 Inequality

1-26 Poverty

2-2 Welfare

2-9 Social Security

2-16 Test 1

 

2-23 Employment

3-2 Transportation

3-9 Spring Break

3-16 Minorities

3-30 Test 2

4-6 Workplace Environment

4-13 Outsourcing

4-20 Environmental Problems

4-27 Test 3

Last Day of Class