2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Understanding the Economic Crisis

Summer 2012 quarter

Alan Nasser political economy, foreign policy, philosophy
Fields of Study
Preparatory for studies or careers in
politics, economics, business, finance, public administation, teaching

The financial crisis is a turning point for American society and world history. It marks the beginning of what economists now call "the new normal". Understanding it can help in making sense of the world and planning for the future. This class helps students to understand where the crisis came from and where it is likely to lead. Clear explanations will be given for terms like securitization, derivatives, credit default swaps, and financial vs. real economy. The implications of the crisis for both private and public sector workers will be examined.  Implications for income and job growth, and for students burdened with debt, will also be studied.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Mon/Wed (Jul. 30 - Aug. 29)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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