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ECON 1204: Economics of Race

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This course explores the causes and consequences of racial disparities in economic outcomes, including those related to education, health, marriage and family, housing, entrepreneurship, and earnings. We will discuss the historical and institutional contexts of racial problems, the change in racial gaps across generations, and the impact of public policies in the U.S. on racial inequality in health, education, housing, and labor markets.

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"What Dr. Yang taught is pretty useful. He seems to know everything!"
- ECON 1204 student, Spring 2019


There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Reasoning in the Social Sciences, Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States, and Ethical Reasoning.

For more information, email Dr. Joe Yang.