Economics 1816: Race in America

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

122102 – Section 001   

School Department Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Sciences Economics Roland Fryer
Term Day and Time Location
Spring 2015-2016  (show academic calendar) TuTh   4:00 p.m. - 5:29 p.m. Harvard Hall 201 (FAS)
Credits
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

Description
Examines the causes and consequences of racial inequality in America and evaluates the efficacy of various market and non-market solutions. Topics include: the racial achievement gap in education, the impact of crack cocaine on inner cities, racial differences in health, crime and punishment, labor market discrimination, social interactions and the effects of peer groups, affirmative action, and more.

Prerequisite(s)
Recommended: Ec 10a and Ec 10b.

Notes
Optional writing Requirement: This course offers an optional writing requirement which if completed will satisfy the concentration writing requirement. Offered in alternate years.

Exam Group
FAS13_D

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Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability