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Hartley, James E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Describes an introductory economics course in which all of the reading material is drawn from the Great Books of Western Civilization. Explains the rationale and mechanics of the course. Includes an annotated course syllabus that details how the reading material relates to the lecture material. (RLH)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), College Curriculum, Course Content, Economics
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Tinari, Frank D.; Khandke, Kailash – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes using song lyrics in undergraduate principles of economics courses to help the students learn economics. Discusses two music essay projects and includes examples of student responses. Addresses the benefits/costs and suggested refinements of the project. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Shackelford, Jean – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Reviews 21 one-semester economics textbooks using Kenneth E. Boulding's ideas for introductory textbooks. Lists 240 concepts and topic areas in macroeconomics, microeconomics, public policy, and international economics that may be covered in a textbook. (NL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Hansen, W. Lee – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Advocates the supplemental use of trade books with textbooks in introductory economics courses. States that students will learn how economists approach economic issues in the real world, building upon the organized textbook presentation of material. Acknowledging that textbooks are essential to instruction, Hansen lists several appropriate works…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Fels, Rendigs – The Journal of Economic Education, 1974
Alternatives to the standard lecture course in introductory economics are presented in this series exploring new teaching methods in college level economics. In this issue "elementary" or introductory economics taught at Vanderbilt University is described. It relies on two techniques: case method and self-paced instruction. Self-paced…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, College Instruction, Course Content