ECDV-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ECDV)

ECDV 550. Introduction to Local and Regional Development

3 Credits

Serves as the introductory course in the Doctor of Economic Development program. Overview of the economic development field.

ECDV 590. Special Topics

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Selected topics in the area of Economic Development. Subtitle reflects content. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Consent of instructor required.

ECDV 596. Individual Study

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with the prior approval of the Department Head. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

ECDV 651. Economic Development Theory

3 Credits

Builds upon a general understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to focus specifically on theories of economic development at all levels. Prerequisites: AEEC 501 and 502

ECDV 661. Regional Economic Modeling I

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the basic tools and methods of regional economic development analysis.

Prerequisite(s): AEEC 501, AEEC 502, and AEEC 540.

ECDV 662. Regional Economic Modeling II

3 Credits

Continuation of ECDV 661 with focus on more advanced tools and methods of regional economic development analysis.

ECDV 664. Population Economics

3 Credits

Examines the causes and consequences of demographic change. Examines theories of basic demographic processes, population projection and estimation. Consent of instructor required.

ECDV 668. Economic Development Finance

3 Credits

Focuses on the tools and methods of economic development finance.

ECDV 670. Research in Economic Development

3 Credits

Intense examination of the academic literature on economic development at all levels.

Prerequisites: ECDV 651, ECDV 661 and ECDV 662.

ECDV 671. Sustainable Economic Development

3 Credits

Focuses on the interconnections between economic development and the environment. Provides a broad set of tools and ideas related to the impacts of human activities on the environment.

Prerequisites: AEEC 501, AEEC 502 and AEEC 540.

ECDV 673. Research Methods

3 Credits

An overview of alternative research methods and tools. Students explore quantitative and qualitative research methods as alternatives and complements to statistical methods. Research design, ethics, and presentation are emphasized.

Prerequisites: AEEC 501, AEEC 502 and AEEC 540.

ECDV 681. Urban Economic Development

3 Credits

Examines causes and consequences of economic change in urban and metropolitan areas. Covers both theory and tools for analysis.

Prerequisites: ECDV 651, ECDV 661 and ECDV 662.

ECDV 682. Rural Development

3 Credits

Examines causes and consequences of economic change in rural areas, communities and small, open economies. Covers both theory and tools for analysis.

Prerequisites: ECDV 651, ECDV 661 and ECDV 662.

ECDV 683. Seminar in National Economic Development

3 Credits

Explores specific examples and cases of rural and urban economic development. Involves applied analysis of specific rural and/or urban economic issues/projects.

Prerequisites: ECDV 681 and ECDV 682.

ECDV 692. Seminar in Economic Development

3 Credits

Seminars in selected topics in economic development. Subtitle reflects content. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least nine semester hours of ECDV courses.

ECDV 694. Internship

1-9 Credits (1-9)

Internship in Economic Development. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Restricted to: ECDV majors. S/U Grading (S/U, Audit).

Prerequisite(s): Completion of core requirements of Doctor of Economic Development.

ECDV 699. Doctoral Project

1-9 Credits (1-9)

Doctoral Project. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Completion of all DED coursework and successful completion of comprehensive exams.