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1110. Population, Food, and the Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of agriculture in the growth and development of societies throughout the world. Economic, social, and environmental problems of food production and resource needs in developing and advanced societies. CA 2.

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1150. Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to agricultural economics, the role of agriculture in today's United States economic system, and relationships that regulate the entire economic environment. CA 2.

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2150. Intermediate Applied and Resource Economics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201. Not open to students who have passed ARE 3223.

Grading Basis: Graded

Applications of intermediate level microeconomic theory to problems and policy issues in agriculture, natural resources, and the environment. Topics include supply, demand, market equilibrium, consumer and producer behavior, perfect competition, and welfare economics. Emphasis will be placed on using the theory in applied and computational exercises.

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2210. Essentials of Accounting and Business

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An analysis of basic business principles, fundamentals and concepts for agribusiness entrepreneurs. Taught jointly with SARE 460.

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3215. Business Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of marketing, management, and financial decision-making tools in agribusiness.

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3221. Business Strategies and Policy in Food Industries

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ARE 2150.

Grading Basis: Graded

Market structure and business strategies of firms, including pricing, advertising, entry, and new products. Analysis of mergers and other antitrust issues from a public as well as firm perspective. Case studies of actual events.

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3222. Marketing and Consumer Behavior

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201. Recommended preparation: ARE 3215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of marketing and determinants of consumer choices. Particular attention to demographic economic factors and to changing concerns regarding health and food safety.

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3223. Business Organization and Labor Markets

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 2150 or 3150

Grading Basis: Graded

Analytical tools that economists use to evaluate the organizational and hiring decisions of firms. Emphasis on the effect of government policies and programs on how many workers are hired, how much they are paid, and how other forms of compensation are structured. Specific areas of consideration may include: minimum wages, federal income tax, payroll and self-employment taxes, unemployment insurance, immigration, health insurance, retirement account contributions, the use of contractors in place of employees (the so-called "gig economy"), legal form of organization, and business liability. Special emphasis on using original sources, including federal statistical agency data products, reports from federal oversight bodies, US Code, and IRS publications.

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3260. Food Policy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or 1201.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of food and agricultural policies in the United States and abroad. Designed for students with diverse departmental affiliations.

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3261W. Writing in Food Policy

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 3260 must be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Resource Economics majors, others with instructor consent; Not open to students who have passed ARE 3260W.

Grading Basis: Graded

A writing intensive course on issues related to food policy, integrated with course content in ARE 3260.

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3333. Computational Analysis in Applied Economics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q, or similar; laptop computer in class. Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or ECON 1201 or ARE 1150.

Grading Basis: Graded

Learn fundamental concepts of statistics and economics through analysis of economic data using computer spreadsheets.

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3434. Environmental and Resource Policy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Economic and policy aspects of natural resource use and environmental quality issues. Designed for students with diverse departmental affiliations.

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3437. Marine Fisheries Economics and Policy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or 1201

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the various natural, human and management components of the fishery system and presents the application of economic and policy analysis for the optimal allocation of resources to a fishery.

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3440W. Writing in Environmental and Resource Policy

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must be taken with ARE 3434; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Resource Economics majors, others with instructor consent. Not open to students who have passed ARE 3434W.

Grading Basis: Graded

A writing intensive class integrated with course content in ARE 3434.

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4217. Business Finance in Food and Resource Industries

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: ARE 3215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of financial statements, credit, risk, and investment decision-making.

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4279. International Commodity Trade

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or 1201.

Grading Basis: Graded

The basic principles of international commodity trade and market institutions. Applications to current problems of international commodity trade and policy.

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4305. Sustainable Economic Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; MATH 1071Q or 1110Q or 1120Q or 1126Q or 1131Q. Credit may not be received for both ARE 4305 and 5305.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of sustainable economic development of less developed economies. Microeconomic dimensions of agricultural development, food security, agricultural production and supply, foreign assistance, and government programming.

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4305. The Role of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Economic Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; MATH 1071Q or 1110Q or 1120Q or 1126Q or 1131Q. Credit may not be received for both ARE 4305 and 5305.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of agriculture in the economic development of less developed economies. Microeconomic dimensions of agricultural development, economics of food consumption and nutrition, agricultural technology and productivity, agricultural supply, land tenure and agrarian reform, foreign assistance, trade agreements, and agricultural price policy. FM-10/16/09

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4438. Valuing the Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201

Grading Basis: Graded

Conceptual and practical understanding of main methods used to evaluate economic benefits of environmental protection and damages from degradation. Methods include: change in productivity, hedonic pricing, travel cost method, contingent valuation, defensive expenditures, replacement costs, and cost-of-illness. Topics covered include: recreation, soil-erosion, energy, forestry, hazardous waste, air pollution, deforestation, wetlands, wildlife, biodiversity, noise, visibility, water, and water pollution.

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4444. Economics of Energy, Climate, and the Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Economics of energy issues with special reference to local and regional environmental quality, global climate change, and energy markets. Environmental and economic implications of developing alternative sources of energy. Regulatory policies in relation to transportation, industry, commercial and residential energy use.

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4462. Environmental and Resource Economics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; MATH 1071 or 1110 or 1120 or 1126 or 1131; open to juniors or higher. Credit may not be received for both ARE 4462 and 5462.

Grading Basis: Graded

Natural resource use and environmental quality analysis using economic theory. Reviews of empirical research and relevant policy issues.

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4897. Honors Thesis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to seniors; open only with consent of instructor to students in the Honors Program.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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4991. Professional Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to junior or senior Applied and Resource Economics majors with Independent Study Authorization.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with a meaningful experience in a formalized applied resource economics program under supervised conditions. Each student taking this course must submit a formal written report for evaluation and meet all other course requirements as specified by the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Requires Independent Study Authorization with consent of department head and advisor.

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4999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed primarily for Resource Economics majors. Open to students with Independent Study Authorization.

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