Living and Working in the New Economy OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Social Sciences Class

Published Feb 09, 2009

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'Living and Working in the New Economy' acquaints students with the ups and downs of a changing economy. This free OpenCourseWare is offered by The Open University through its OpenLearn initiative, and targets bachelor's-level students in economics, business and social sciences.

Living and Working in the New Economy: Course Specifics

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Living and Working in the New Economy: Course Description

'Living and Working in the New Economy' examines the changing nature of the world's economy. Units within the course define the new economy, touching on globalization, technology and the shift from manufacturing to the service sector. Positive and negative impacts of the changes are discussed in readings that also extrapolate the future of the global economy. Interactive review questions end the OpenCourseWare. Discussion forums for the OpenCourseWare are available to registered OpenLearn users. A bibliography is included with references for further study. This intermediate-level OpenCourseWare is estimated to require approximately 15 hours to complete. 'Living and Working in the New Economy' is the OpenCourseWare version of an Open University (OU) course on economic change, required for several OU bachelor's degree programs in economics and social sciences.

This free OpenCourseWare includes subject material, review questions and links to related courses at other OpenCourseWare institutions. To participate in the OpenCourseWare, go to the dealing with economic change course page.

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