GISP FAM SERV 3176/5176 The American Consumer -- 3 unit(s)

An analytical approach to the consumption of durables, goods, services and housing; developing competencies for consumer decisions and actions in a global economy. Field trips required.

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UNI students: junior standing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Barbara Pershing, Professor Emeritus

Miller, R., & Stafford, A. Economic Issues for Consumers. 1994/7th edition. West Group. 0-314-02261-9

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