Description: This course will include an overview of food and agricultural issues. Goals of this course will be to: introduce students to the agribusiness sector of the U.S., survey of economic concepts that affect food and agricultural issues and developing an understanding of the interconnectedness of agricultural supply businesses, farm and ranch production, food markets, distribution and consumption.
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to basic economic concepts and to the role of agriculture in today's business environment. Emphasis is placed on supply, demand, production costs, consumption, utility, various types of competition, and consumer/producer behavior in various markets.
Description: A study of how economic variables interact in the U.S. and the world. Course materials will include analysis of aggregate economic variables, such as national income, consumption, saving, inflation, employment, investment, international variables, price indices, money, and interest.
Description: Explores global food and agricultural issues with a focus on hunger, chronic malnutrition, and diets of people in developing countries. Introduces basic economic concepts pertinent to understanding and analyzing global food markets and prices and to evaluating government policies designed to reduce food insecurity, enhance diets, and promote agricultural development. (Pre req: ECN 1203)