Course redesign can be utilized to attain a variety of goals in undergraduate education: cost savings, improved learning outcomes and a reduction of the failure and withdrawal rate. This paper is about a successful redesign of a basic economics course: The Economic System. It is a course for non-majors offered for general education credit in the Social Sciences at Buffalo State College. The Course Redesign was part of a broader collaboration between SUNY and the National Center for Academic Transformation. This paper will analyze how this transformation took place, what was attained and how it could be used as a model for other courses and programs. The authors will highlight the unique features of economic education for college freshmen.
Anna Cummings and William T. Ganley. "Revitalizing Economic Education." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 4, September 2011, p. 3-9
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