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Woods College of Advancing Studies


FALL 2014

Professors: Robert Anzenberger, A.B. Boston College, A.M. Mass, M.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Cand. Ph.D. Northeastern; G. M. Rife, B.S. Shepherd, M.S. Virginia Tech, M.S. North Carolina-Charlotte, Ph.D. Illinois-Chicago; Bertan Turhan, B.Sc., M.A. Sabanci, Ph.D. Cand. Boston College; Richard Zaiger, B.S. Massachusetts, J.D. Boston College.

ADEC 113201  Principles of Economics II / Macroeconomics
ADEC113201 Syllabus
Course introduces national income determination and government policy. Topics include national income accounting, national income determination, employment, changes in supply and demand, uncertainties in a digital economy, money, interest rates, and inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and business cycle.
Fall, Tues 7:00–9:00, Sept 2–Dec 9, Professor Rife (note time)

ADEC 320201  Macroeconomic Theory
ADEC320201 Syllabus - PRELIMINARY
Prerequisite: Principles of Economics II - Macro
Course analyzes national income determination and macroeconomic government policies. Emphasis on Keynesian theories of national product and its components, national income and employment, liquidity demand, and the money supply process. Looks at how the “new economy” impacts traditional economic theory.
Fall, Wed 6:30–9, Sept 3–Dec 10, Bertan Turhan

ADEC 500101  Labor Relations and Human Resources
ADEC500101 Syllabus
Worksplaces are dynamic and fluid environments that are impacted by internal and external forces. This course examines the economic, social, psychological and political factors that influence employee relations systems. Through case studies and role playing, the course examines basic rights under federal and state statutes, the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and the utilization of alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve conflict in the workplace.
Fall, Mon 6:30–9, Sept 8–Dec 15, Professor Zaiger

ADEC 500201  Behavioral Economics: Emerging Perspective
ADEC500201 Syllabus
Prerequisite: Principles of Economics
Why do people often behave in ways that are clearly not in their best interest? Integrating an understanding of human behavior into the more traditional economic models offers a fuller explanation of how behavior influences seemingly rational choices and suggests ways to optimize decision-making. This course explores the impact of the current economic crisis, competition, procrastination, certainty/uncertainty, investments, emerging technologies, career flexibility, obesity and divorce to explain outcomes and performance.
Fall, Mon 6:30–9, Sept 8–Dec 15, Professor Anzenberger