Course: ECON 309. The Use and Interpretation of Economic Data (3)
Prerequisites: ECON 160 and ECON 161; SOM 120 or MATH 140; Grade of a “C” or better in MATH 103 or MATH 150A or MATH 255A. Understanding the use and interpretation of economic statistics in the mainstream media and economic literature. Topics covered include identifying and understanding the misuse of economic statistics, as well as performing some statistical analysis using economic data. Emphasis is placed on how students can use written and verbal communication to convey the meaning and relevance of economic statistics to those outside the profession.