Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ECON 343 - Economics of Education

3 Credits

(Fall Only)
Prerequisite(s): ECON 211 and/or ECON 212. This course is designed to tackle the complex issues of the economics of education. The average student, in college, devotes a significant amount of time in preparing themselves for ‘a better life’. By the time student graduates from college, they would have spent at least 16 years in school. The question then becomes, what is education for? Following that question is did Bowie State University increase earning potential? These are the fundamental questions this course seeks to address. After covering the basic issues, this course then explores the meaning and empirics of educational equity; the black-white achievement gap; the importance and dangers of early education; and the role of the government in providing education.