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2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ECO 101 - Consumer Economics

A practical course in developing educated consumers.  The role of quality information is a central theme.  Topics covered in this course will include:  the consumer movement, consumer affairs/legal issues, identity theft, food/health/wellness issues, home ownership/safety/repairs issues, basic household budgeting, tenants' rights, and the influence of social, political and economic forces that shape consumption.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Synthesize quality consumer information.
2.  Understand the consumer movement and its influence on consumer affairs.
3.  Identify laws developed to enhance consumer protection.
4.  Analyze warranties, guarantees, and product safety guidelines.
5.  Understand procedures and practices that help prevent identity theft.
6.  Apply good food, health, and wellness choices.
7.  Evaluate differences related to home ownership and/or home rental.
8.  Understand the role of a consumer in a capitalist society.

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