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Top AEC 121 DISCOVERING AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore issues, opportunities, and challenges in the dynamic and diverse employment field of agricultural and resource economics. PREREQS: Freshman or sophomore standing and/or interest in exploring a new major or minor in either Agricultural Business Management or Environmental Economics and Policy.

Top AEC 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) 
Targeted courses that focus on specific topics in agricultural and resource economics. Topics may vary from term to term and from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.

Top AEC 211 AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Economic and business principles applied to the management of firms in agricultural and food industries, including farms, ranches and nurseries, agricultural input suppliers, packers, shippers, processors and food manufacturers and distributors; firm-level goal setting, information management and financial analysis. PREREQS: AEC 250 [C-] or AEC 251 [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] or ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-]

Top AEC 221 AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MARKETING (3) 
Organization and functions of agricultural and food markets both domestic and international; market channels and supply chains for various agricultural commodities and food products; role of agribusiness, cooperatives, and government in marketing decisions. PREREQS: AEC 250 [D-] or AEC 251 [D-] or AREC 250 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-]

Top AEC 240 RURAL ECONOMICS OF PLACE AND PEOPLE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Provides perspective on issues influencing rural communities and economic development in rural America. People, places and natural resources of rural communities play a vital role in economic vitality of the West, yet rural landscapes are changing faster than many urban counterparts. (Bacc Core Course)

Top AEC 250 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines how economic forces and social institutions cause environmental degradation and help build management solutions. Explains key economic concepts for valuing environmental resources and evaluating the trade-offs of alternative management approaches from private markets to regulation. Applies the concepts and theories to topical environmental issues such as water pollution and conserving biodiversity. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 111 or equivalent is recommended.

Top AEC 251 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD ECONOMICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An introductory applied microeconomics course focused on the unique challenges of agricultural and food systems. Topics include rational choice theory, models of supply and demand, and price formation, with particular attention on markets for agricultural and food products. Additional topics include market interdependencies, government policy, the behavior of firms, and market structure within agricultural and food systems. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 111 or equivalent is recommended.

Top AEC 253 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A general introduction to federal environmental law and policy in the U.S. Familiarizes students with basic legal institutions and concepts of the American legal system, outlines the transition of environmental policy from its common law roots to its modern administrative law form, and gives an overview of the major federal environmental statutes. Relationships among legal theory and process and economic principles are emphasized. (Bacc Core Course)

Top AEC 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) 
Targeted courses that focus on specific topics in agricultural and resource economics. Topics may vary from term to term and from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.

Top AEC 310 EXPLORING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides background and preparation for students' experiential learning (EL) activities. Students will be shown examples of appropriate EL, how to find and compete for opportunities, and how to establish and define their learning objectives for EL. Resume writing, appropriate conduct in the workplace, as well as writing and oral presentation skills will be covered. A proposal for an EL activity will be prepared and presented to classmates. Graded P/N. PREREQS: WR 121, sophomore standing, or Applied Economics advisor approval.

Top AEC 311 INTERMEDIATE APPLIED ECONOMICS I: PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An examination of the theories of consumer behavior and demand, production cost, the firm, supply, and competitive and monopoly market structures. PREREQS: (AEC 250 [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] or ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) and (MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] )

Top AEC 313 INTERMEDIATE APPLIED ECONOMICS II: MARKETS, WELFARE & POLICY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Complementing the private-decision focus in AEC 311, the present course focuses on the intermediate microeconomic theory of social welfare and public decision-making. Topics include exchange, monopoly, game theory, social welfare, externalities, public goods and choice, asymmetric information, uncertainty, and cost-benefit analysis. Substantial attention will be given to the implications of these theories for real-world problems, especially regarding resource and environmental issues. PREREQS: MTH 241 [C-] or (AEC 311 [C-] or AREC 311 [D-] or ECON 311 [C-] )

Top AEC 351 NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS AND POLICY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Application of principles of economics to identify the causes, consequences, and ways of dealing with natural resource problems, including problems associated with fisheries, forests, water resources, and land. Conceptual topics and policy applications. Emphasis is on developing students' skill in applying an economic way of thinking about natural resource management. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: (AEC 250 [D-] or AREC 250 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-] ) and MTH 111

Top AEC 352 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Provides an overview of the interrelationships between economic activity, the environment, and public policy. Through case studies, discussion groups, readings, and group activities, students learn how economists define and analyze environmental problems and the types of policies they advocate for managing environmental quality. CROSSLISTED as ECON 352. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: AEC 250 [D-] or AREC 250 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-]

Top AEC 353 INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces tools of economic analysis for understanding coastal and marine resource management. Surveys a selection of current topics in the field, emphasizing innovation in production and stewardship, institutions, and sustainability. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: MTH 111 [C-] and (AEC 250 [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] or ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] )

Top AEC 371 TOPICS IN GLOBALIZATION (1) 
Surveys current economic issues associated with globalization.

Top AEC 372 AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to and in-depth examination of the agricultural cooperative. Students will gain a working knowledge of the concepts, principles, and terminology of agricultural cooperatives through reference materials, lectures, presentations by guest speakers and a cooperatives tour. Students will consider the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural cooperative as well as the unique management and operational challenges inherent to this form of business operation. PREREQS: AEC 211 [D-] or AREC 211 [D-]

Top AEC 388 AGRICULTURAL LAW (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of legal principles to business decision making in farming, ranching, and the agricultural support industry. Consideration of the obligations arising out of contract, tort, property, water, public land, and natural resource law.

Top AEC 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) 
Targeted courses that focus on specific topics in agricultural and resource economics. Topics may vary from term to term and from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits.

Top AEC 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) 
Targeted courses that focus on specific topics in agricultural and resource economics. Topics may vary from term to term and from year to year. May be repeated for credit when topics differ. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top AEC 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top AEC 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top AEC 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing, departmental approval required.

Top AEC 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top AEC 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top AEC 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top AEC 407H SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top AEC 408 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top AEC 410 INTERNSHIP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Practical on-the-job training in agricultural business, marketing, commercial agricultural production, or related private or public organizations. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing. Submission and approval of pre-internship work plans. Internship program coordinator approval required.

Top AEC 421 ECONOMICS OF RURAL POVERTY AND THE U.S. SOCIAL SAFETY NET (4) 
Examines the geography of poverty in the United States and the "social safety net" that the U.S. has constructed to reduce poverty and its negative effects. Understand the geographical consequences of federal policies and the challenges of providing social safety net programs in rural areas. CROSSLISTED as RS 421.

Top AEC 432 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Legal relationships arising out of rights to air, water, and land. The impact of federal and state regulation on pollution control and on the production, use, and disposal of hazardous materials. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top AEC 434 MEASURING RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Examines economic perspectives on the allocation of natural resources and the management of environmental quality, emphasis on the use of economic concepts in the design and evaluation of public policies. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: AEC 313 [D-] or AREC 313 [D-]

Top AEC 440 THE ECONOMICS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION IN THE FOOD SYSTEM (4) 
Application of economic analysis to questions related to the choice of an appropriate form of business organization for a wide variety of food system enterprises. Topics include costs of contracting, costs of ownership, enterprise scope and scale, and the dynamics of business ownership and structure. Particular emphasis is given to entrepreneurial enterprises and cooperative businesses in the food system. PREREQS: AEC 311 [D-] or ECON 311 [D-] and /or instructor consent

Top AEC 442 AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of economic, financial, and strategic management principles to agricultural business with a focus on a case-study framework for analysis and business decision making for alternative business management strategies.

Top AEC 444 COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS MARKETS (4) 
Provides an overview of the basic concepts needed to use commodity futures and options markets to successfully manage price risk. To address the increasingly global economy in which commodity transactions occur, the course also includes financial futures such as interest rates and currencies. Specific topics covered include contract standardization, speculation and hedging, opening and closing of positions, and basis, i.e. the relationship between cash and futures markets, input-output hedges, and spreads. Students also gain hands-on experience through a trading simulation.

Top AEC 446 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED ECONOMETRICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to applied econometrics: the use of statistical techniques to estimate and test economic relationships. Topics include multiple regression models, multicollinearity, and simultaneous equations. The applications and labs will focus on econometric analysis of real world problems pertaining to issues in environmental, food, and resource economics and policy. Lec/lab. PREREQS: AEC 311 [D-] and ST 351 [D-]

Top AEC 447 AGRICULTURAL PRICE AND MARKET ANALYSIS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Price determination for agricultural commodities and factors; quantitative analysis of prices, factors and markets; agricultural market structures, performance, and roles of institutions. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (AEC 300 or AEC 311 or AREC 300 or AREC 311 or ECON 311) and (AEC 370 or AREC 370) and ST 351

Top AEC 448 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3) 
Explores advanced applications of environmental and resource economics to selected policy and management concerns in the PNW and globally. Attention will be directed to the methodological underpinnings of environmental and resource policies and instruments using case studies on real world management issues. PREREQS: AEC 311 [D-] and AEC 351 [D-] and AEC 352 [D-] and /or permission of the instructor.

Top AEC 452 MARINE ECONOMICS (3) 
Economic aspects of marine resource utilization and management will be analyzed. Topics include open access aspect of marine resources; conflict and allocation of marine resources, marine resource markets, marine recreation, pollution, and aquaculture, with special emphasis on commercial fisheries. PREREQS: AEC 351 [D-] or AEC 352 [D-] or AREC 351 [D-] or AREC 352 [D-]

Top AEC 453 CONSERVATION ON PRIVATE LAND (3) 
Explore and experience the increasingly popular phenomenon of conservation on private land. This exploration includes the explosive growth of land trusts and the use of conservation easements to restrict the use of private land and often promote ecological goals.

Top AEC 454 RURAL DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AND POLICY (3) 
Theories of economic change in developed and less-developed economies; natural resource sectors and the development of rural regions, with emphasis on growth, diversification, and instability; resource mobility and the spatial aspects of development; poverty and inequality; rural development policy. PREREQS: AEC 300 [D-] or AREC 300 [D-] or AEC 311 [D-] or AREC 311 [D-]

Top AEC 460 CAPITAL INVESTMENT ANALYSIS USING AGBIZ LOGIC (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Learn and understand the important factors in measuring the impacts of implementing technologies and/or conservation practices, adding value to products, or changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises. The AgBiz LogicTM software programs will be used to apply financial and economic principles to better understand and reduce the financial, production, marketing, and human resource risks facing agribusinesses.

Top AEC 461 AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD POLICY ISSUES (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Principles of agricultural and food policy formulation; agricultural adjustment processes; agricultural price and income policies in relation to land use, water, and rural development policies; interrelationships among U.S. and foreign agriculture and trade policies. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (AEC 250 [D-] or AREC 250 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] or ECON 201H [D-] ) and (AEC 300 [D-] or AREC 300 [D-] or AEC 311 [D-] or AREC 311 [D-] or ECON 311 [D-] )

Top AEC 465 AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Reviews basic financial reporting statements, details accounting and financing practices specific to agricultural and food enterprises, and links these topics to both operational and strategic management decisions for these enterprises. PREREQS: (AEC 211 [D-] or AREC 211 [D-] ) and AEC 311 [D-]

Top AEC 466 AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MARKETING MANAGEMENT (4) 
Principles, trends, issues, barriers, policies, strategies and decisions involved in domestic and international marketing of perishable and storable agricultural commodities and food products from the point of production to the point of consumption. Topics include firm-level marketing concepts, the integration of marketing with firms’ overall strategic management goals, as well as comparative studies across multiple outlets for agricultural and food products, to include local, regional, and global markets. PREREQS: AEC 221 [D-] and (AEC 250 [D-] or AEC 251 [D-] or ECON 201 [D-] )

Top AEC 475 WRITING BUSINESS PLANS: AGRICULTURE/FOOD-RELATED ENTERPRISES (2) 
Students choose an enterprise and write a comprehensive business plan that describes the business vision, marketing plan, financial projections, risk anagement, and implementation strategy. At the end of term selected students present their plan to a commercial lender. PREREQS: AEC 211 and AEC 221

Top AEC 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
Various topics in agricultural and resource economics of special and current interest not covered in other courses. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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