Fall 2017 Course Information
Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis

Course Description
This course introduces concepts of communities and regions, theories of economic growth, drivers of economic growth, economic bases of communities, sources of growth or decline in communities, roles of local government and institutions, and analytical tools. The course also explores strategies for local economic development.
Contacts
Instructor

Daniela M. Mattos
Office: 402-472-1906
dmanhanimattos2@unl.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Community Economics: Linking Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition or ISBN-10: 0813816378
Ron Shaffer, Steve Deller, and Dave Marcoviller
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 13:978-0813816371
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, 2004

Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice and Service-Learning
Jerry Robinson and Gary Green Editors
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 978-1412974622
Publisher: Sage Publications


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, a UNL campus coordinator (Lisa King, Diane Wasser, Diane Nelson or Kelsey Sims) will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at canvas.unl.edu.  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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