ECN 400 Underground Economies

This course relates the various means by which terrorists, drug-dealers, arms traders, and others conduct commerce and transfer financial resources without being detected by governments. Students will learn to describe and identify various elements of clandestine and informal economies, including money laundering, offshore banking, front companies, smuggling, and hawala. The course also explains basic principles of how to conduct financial investigations on an international scale. (Meets General Education History/Social Science Requirement)

Prerequisites (or equivalent):

One of the following:

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Employ applied technological skill and information literacy

Demonstrate comprehension and practical application of subject matter by analyzing, thinking critically, quantitative reasoning and problem solving

Comprehend and apply general education knowledge and skill sets into the subject matter areas

Apply awareness of global cultures, civilizations, societies, and their political and belief systems to establish a foundation for effective management, leadership, and communication skills

Communicate clearly and effectively

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