Agricultural and Resource Economics Undergraduate Course List
DARE undergraduate courses are indexed AREC, and organized by number, with the 200 series signifying freshman/sophomore-level classes, the 300 series signifying junior-level classes, and the 400 level signifying senior-level classes. Point to "Academic Programs" in the navigation bar to see specific program requirements.
AREC 202 (3) Agricultural and Resource Economics
Introduction to decision-making by consumers, firms, and government, and resulting allocation of resources through markets.
Syllabi: Cline, Dalsted, Deisenroth, Goemans, Kroll, Thorvaldson
AREC 240 (3) Issues in Environmental Economics
Discussion and economic analysis of current environmental issues with special emphasis on the impact of economic growth.
AREC 305 (3) Agricultural & Natural Resource Enterprise Analysis
Use of records in agricultural and resource enterprise management; analytical methods, budgets, and planning techniques for improved decision making.
Syllabi: Frasier, Pendell
AREC 310 (3) Agricultural Marketing
Market structure, behavior, and performance including futures market and market games theory.
AREC 311 (3) Agricultural & Resource Product Marketing
Theory and practice of marketing differentiated agricultural products and natural resource amenities with focus on strategies and market trends.
Syllabus: J. Bond
AREC 328 (3) Small Agribusiness Management
Apply business principles to small agribusinesses and cooperatives.
Syllabus: J. Bond, Thilmany
AREC 335 (3) Introduction to Econometrics
Estimating statistical regression models of economic relationships; treatment of special problems that may arise in analysis of economic data.
AREC 340 (3) Introduction to Economics of Natural Resources
Concepts, theories, institutions; analytical methods for economic evaluation of alternative resource use patterns and land use plans.
Syllabi: Seidl, C. Bond
AREC 342 (3) Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Legal water issues within the context of historical, social and economic development with emphasis on the southwestern United States.
AREC 346 (3) Economics of Outdoor Recreation
The techniques of Benefit Cost Analysis, recreation valuation & multiplier analysis of tourism and evaluation of natural resource allocations involving recreation resources (forests, water, etc.)
AREC 375 (3) Agricultural Law
Laws, regulations, case decisions affecting ranching and farming in the Rocky Mountain area.
AREC 381 (3) Environmental Economics
Design and measurement of economic values and environmental policy; how the theory can be used to construct solutions to real-world problems.
AREC 405 (3) Agricultural Production Management
Economic principles of agricultural production decisions with linear programming analysis of production choices and farm planning.
AREC 408 (3) Agricultural Finance
Monetary affairs of agribusiness and agricultural production emphasizing credit institutions and procurement, investment, and management.
Syllabi: Pritchett, Thilmany
AREC 412 (3) Agricultural Commodities Marketing
Agricultural marketing and agribusiness principles applied to current marketing problems relating to livestock and field and horticultural crops.
AREC 415 (3) International Agricultural Trade
Agricultural trade patterns and institutions; trade theory with applications to agriculture. Current issues in agricultural trade.
AREC 428 (3) Agricultural Business Management
Economic analysis, organization, and management practices of agriculture and food industries studied through simulation, case study, computer labs.
Syllabi: J. Bond, Pritchett
AREC 442 (3) Water Resource Economics
An in-depth exploration of the role of economics in water resource planning.
AREC 460 (3) Economics of World Agriculture
Relationships between nations affecting agricultural growth and productivity, food security, and human welfare.
AREC 478 (3) Agricultural Policy
Formulation and administration of public policies affecting agricultural industries and rural areas in the United States.
Syllabi: Hoag, Graff
AREC 484 (1-5) Supervised College Teaching
Supervised College Teaching
AREC 480 (3) International Agricultural Trade
Agricultural trade patterns and institutions; trade theory with applications to agriculture; current issues in agricultural trade.
AREC 487 (1-18) Internship
AREC 495 (1-18) Independent Study