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Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Graduate Courses in Cmty Dev & Apld Econ (CDAE)

CDAE 205 - Rural Comm in Modern Society
The changing structure and dynamics of rural social organization in context of modernization and urbanization. Emphasis on rural communities in the U.S. Prerequisite: Six hours of Sociology.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 207 - Markets, Food & Consumers
Learn how producers, processors, wholesalers, cooperatives, retailers, consumers, and governments affect the movement of food and fiber products through the production-marketing chain. Prerequisite: CDAE 061 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 208 - Agricultural Policy and Ethics
An examination of American agriculture and policies from various perspectives - historical, political, ecological, technological, social, economic, and ethical. Emphasis on contemporary issues, policy options, and future development. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 218 - Community Org & Development
The roles of forms of community capital, civic engagement, leadership, social and political institutions, and communities of place and interest in a community development context. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing; CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 237 - Economics of Sustainability
Economic analysis that integrates natural resource and community planning for sustainable development at local, national and international levels. Examples include land use, sustainable agriculture and green business. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 238 - Ecological Landscape Design
Studio course synthesizing work from fields of landscape ecology and landscape design, exploring ecological design alternatives at multiple scales, and developing multifunctional landscape solutions. Pre/co-requisites: Minimum Junior standing; PSS 137 or one course in ecology plus one course in design or drawing. Cross-listed with: PSS 238, ENVS 238, NR 238.
Credits: 4.00
CDAE 253 - Macroeconomics for Appl Econ
Explore macroeconomic principles and concepts as they affect individuals and businesses in local, regional, national, and global economics. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 254 - Microeconomics for Appl Econ
The study of economic choices of individuals and firms, and the analysis of competitive and noncompetitive markets. Emphasis on application of intermediate microeconomic theory Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 266 - Dec Making:Comm Entrepreneurs
Quantitative decision-making methods and applications for community entrepreneurs. Major topics include linear programming, risk and uncertainty, inventory decisions, and e-commerce. Prerequisites: CDAE 166, MATH 019, and CALS 085 or CS 002.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 267 - Strat Plan:Comm Entrepreneurs
Applications of marketing, finance, and management strategies. Drafting a real working business plan for community entrepreneurs and economic development. Prerequisites: One of the following: CDAE 166, CDAE 167, CDAE 168, or equivalent course. Senior standing required.
Credits: 4.00
CDAE 272 - Int'l Economic Development
International trade, finance, investment and development theories and policies for community development. Prerequisites: CDAE 102 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CDAE 273.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 273 - Project Development & Planning
National, community and private sector project development. Focus on planning methods and policy instruments, sectoral linkages, and contributions to the economy as a whole. Pre/co-requisites: CDAE 102 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 276 - Community Design Studio
Problem-based community design studio course with research on existing conditions, needs assessment, sense of place, and development of sustainable and integrative design solutions and processes. Prerequisites: CDAE 015, CDAE 001, or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 286 - Adv Sust Dev Sm Island States
This course is an advanced course in problems of sustainable development on small island developing states utilizing a case study of St. Lucia, West Indies. Prerequisites: CDAE 186 and Instructor permission required.
Credits: 4.00
CDAE 287 - Spatial Analysis
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 295 - Special Topics
Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics. Enrollment may be more than once, up to twelve hours.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CDAE 326 - Community Economic Development
Examines how rural and urban communities address poverty, unemployment and other economic problems through job creation and retention, workforce training and support, and other development strategies. Cross-listed with: PA 326.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 351 - Research Methods
Developing research projects with the scientific methods; evaluating alternative literature review, sampling, surveying, and analytic methods; and reporting the results. Prerequisite: Three hours of Statistics.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CDAE 354 - Advanced Microeconomics
Principles and applications of advanced microeconomics: consumer and market demand, firm and market supply, perfect and imperfect markets, partial and general equilibrium, and policy analysis. Prerequisite: CDAE 254 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CDAE 377 - Practicum in Extension Educ
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CDAE 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CDAE 392 - Graduate Seminars
Report and discuss research projects and findings of graduate students and faculty, and offer workshops on selected topics in community development and applied economics. May enroll more than once for up to three credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00
CDAE 395 - Special Topics
Lectures or readings on contemporary issues in Community Development and Applied Economics at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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