International Studies & Programs

Humphrey Fellows' Course Lists

There are some courses Michigan State University Humphrey Fellows enroll in frequently. These courses are considered core curriculum for the fellowship and are listed with descriptions below. 


 

Most Frequently Selected Courses

Accounting

ACC 836            U.S. Tax of Multinational Trade

Federal income taxation of transactions by U.S. persons outside the United States, and of investments by foreign persons in the U.S.

Agribusiness Management

ABM 425             Commodity Marketing II

Advanced application of supply, space demand, and prices in commodity markets. Futures and options and their role in forward pricing. Risk management. Agricultural and food markets.

ABM 427             International Agri-Food Industries and Markets

Strategic understanding of the international agri-food system. Analysis of global production, marketing, and consumption. Knowledge of changing conditions in international industries and markets. Global trends and opportunities.

Agricultural, Food, And Resource Economics

AFRE 829            Economics of Environmental Resources

Economic principles, theoretical models, and empirical methods related to environmental problems and policy interventions. Applications to air, land, water, forests, energy, fish and wildlife, and climate change, including in developing countries. 

AFRE 841             Food System Organization and Performance

Industrial organization, subsector, and transaction cost approaches to analyzing coordination and performance of agricultural markets, contracting, and integration in the food systems of industrialized and developing countries. Applications to issues of organization, control, and public policy.

AFRE 851              Agribusiness Operations Management

Managerial processes for agribusiness operations control. Applications of linear programming. Budgets, simulations, and dynamic programming. Statistical process control. Predictive and prescriptive analysis.

AFRE 861              Agriculture in Economic Development

Role of agriculture in economic development of low- and middle-income countries. Theories of agricultural growth. Policy issues. Case studies.

Community Sustainability

CSUS 826              International Development: Theory and Practice

Evolution of international development theory across disciplines. Changing conceptualizations, measurements, processes and effects of development and poverty. Ethnicity, social class, gender, and community influences on socioeconomic processes. Current issues, concerns, and strategic alternatives.

CSUS 833              Program Evaluation in Agriculture and Natural Resources

Concepts, theories, procedures and applications of program evaluation. Planning and implementing evaluations of food, agriculture and natural resources programs. Logic models, evaluation plans and instruments, data analysis and written reports.

CSUS 848              Community Based Natural Resource Management in International Development

Community-based natural resource management in developing countries. Determinants of conservation, productivity, and income distribution. Interaction of human and natural systems, perceptions of scarcity, property rights, collective action, and governance. Policy tools for promoting conservation.

Economics

EC 252                     Macroeconomics and Public Policy

Theory of national income, unemployment, inflation and economic growth and its application to economic analysis and policy.

EC 310                     Economics of Developing Countries

Economic patterns and policy issues of developing countries such as modern economic growth and structural transformation, state controls versus markets, poverty and human welfare, investments in human resources, and trade and industrialization.

EC 335                     Taxes, Government Spending and Public Policy

Economics of the public sector. Public goods, externalities, design and incidence of the tax system. Equity and efficiency effects of government programs.

EC 410                     Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries

Topics in development economics, such as growth, technological change, structural transformation, poverty and inequality, investment in human resources, trade, international capital flows, and the political economy of policy formation and governance.

EC 420                     Introduction to Econometric Methods

 Specification, estimation, and interpretation of econometric models. Evaluation of current quantitative work in economics.

EC 440                     International Trade

Neoclassical and modern theories regarding trade patterns and commercial policies. Applications of theory to United States policy. Contemporary issues involving international trade of goods, services, and productive factors.

EC 495                      Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution

Theory of the distribution of income and wealth. Concepts and measurement of welfare. Definitions of poverty. Effects of public and private programs on the poor.

EC 821A                    Cross Section Econometrics I

Analyses of systems of equations, panel data models, instrumental variables and generalized method of moments, M-estimation, quantile regression, maximum likelihood estimation, binary and multinomial response models, Tobit and two-part models, and other selected topics. 

EC 821B                    Cross Section Econometrics II

Analyses of quasi-maximum likelihood estimation, count data models, fractional response models, duration models, sample selection and attrition, stratified sampling, estimating treatment effects, stochastic frontier models, and other advanced topics.

EC 835                       Public Expenditures

Allocative and distributional effects of public expenditure. Public goods and externalities. Selected topics in public expenditure analysis such as cost-benefit analysis, fiscal federalism, mechanism design, public choice, and general equilibrium models.

EC 836                      Public Revenues

Theory of taxation. Allocative and distributional effects of taxation, user charges, and deficit finance. Positive and normative aspects. General equilibrium models. Dynamic models. Issues of fiscal federalism.

Finance

FI 311                         Financial Management

Open to sophomores or juniors or seniors in the Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management or in the Actuarial Science Specialization or in the Actuarial Science Major and not open to students in the School of Hospitality Business.

FI 478                        Investment Strategy and Speculative Markets

Pricing, trading strategies, hedging applications, and markets for forwards, futures, swaps, and options.

FI 845                        Financial Modeling and Simulation I

Applications of financial theory through computer modeling. Financial forecasting, cash flow modeling, and valuation.

FI 846                        Financial Modeling and Simulation II

Application of financial theory using computer modeling. Portfolio optimization, risk measurement, and option pricing.

FI 857                         Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Fundamental analysis of individual stocks. Discounted cash flow valuation, relative valuation, and special situations. Management of student-run investment fund.

FI 860                         Multinational Financial Management

Corporate financial management in a multinational setting.

Human Resources and Labor Relations

HRLR 809                   Economics of Human Resources

Labor market behavior, structures, factors of supply and demand, and labor market analysis as related to human resources. 

HRLR 816                   Organizational Development and Change

General systems and organizational behavior theories in organizational development and change.

HRLR 818                   Leadership

Leadership theories relevant to human resources.

HRLR 820                  Human Resource Practices and Decisions

Human resource strategy, planning, staffing, performance management, training and development, rewards, safety and health. Functions of human resources at the strategic, managerial and operational levels of the organization.

HRLR 822                   Training and Development

Human resource training and development. Design, administration needs assessment, delivery, and evaluation.

HRLR 832                   Quantitative Methods for Human Resources Analyses

Evaluation, use, and interpretation of data for human resources and labor relations. Multivariate statistical analysis techniques and application to organizational situations.

HRLR 858                   Collective Bargaining

Theory and practice of collective bargaining. Wages, benefits, seniority, grievances, arbitration, and labor-management committees. Legal, economic, technological, and historical contexts.

Management

MGT 810                     Human Resource Management for General Managers

Human resource management functions performed by all managers. Design, administration, and evaluation of human resource activities. Needs assessment, program implementation and evaluation, information management and decision support, and international human resource management.
MGT 813                     Human Resource Training

Planning, implementing, and evaluating training programs. Career stages and career planning. Matching individual and organizational development needs.

MGT 840                     Leadership and Team Management

Development of leadership abilities through readings and laboratory application.

MGT 852                     Entrepreneurship: Recognizing New Venture Opportunities

Appropriate techniques required to recognize new venture opportunities. Develop and evaluate ideas to determine whether they could become a viable new venture.

Marketing

MKT 355                     Entrepreneurship

Process of planning, starting, and positioning new businesses which link directly to customer requirements. Understanding unmet market opportunity due to competitive gaps or customer needs (realized or not) for both consumer and industrial products and services.

MKT 805                     Marketing Management

Strategic and decision-making aspects of marketing functions. Analysis, coordination, execution of marketing programs. Development of strategies and tactics. Segmentation, marketing mix, market response modeling, and ethics in a global context.

MSU College of Law

LAW 512B                International Business Transactions

This course explores the legal aspects of international finance, and trade using Canadian-United States trade as an example.

LAW 512E                International Trade Regulation

This course explores international trade regime.

LAW 548N               Public International Law

A study of the International legal system, sources, and origins.

Public Policy

PPL 801                   Quantitative Methods I

Logic and practice of public policy analysis. Basic research, measurement, design, and data collection issues. Specific skills and techniques for analyzing univariate data. Techniques for examining relationships among variables.

PPL 802                   Quantitative Methods II

Intermediate understanding of the logic and practice of public policy analysis. Basic research, measurement, design, and data collection issues. Specific skills and techniques for analyzing multivariate data.

PPL 806                   Policy Evaluation

Theoretical foundations for evaluation research and the practical aspects of conducting evaluations.

PPL 807                   Public Policy

Substance and dynamics of public policy-making in the United States. Conceptual foundations of and the practical constraints on governmental activity. Theories, models, and explanations of the policy process.

PPL 813                   Public Finance

Economics of the public sector: how governments tax and spend revenues and the effects of these decisions on the economy.

PPL 891                   Issues in Public Policy

Practices and methods in diverse policy settings examined under the tutelage of policy professionals.

 


Although these are the courses most often taken by Humphrey Fellows at Michigan State University, a wide range of relevant courses are or have been available. Please see the complete list of courses in which Humphrey Fellows have been enrolled below.


 

Accounting

ACC 230           Survey on Accounting Concepts

ACC 331           Federal Income Tax Accounting

ACC 411           Auditing

ACC 802           Financial Analysis I

ACC 803           Financial Analysis II

ACC 807           Financial Statement Analysis

ACC 821           Enterprise Database Systems

ACC 830           Tax Research

ACC 833           Program Evaluation in Agriculture & Natural Resource

ACC 836           U.S. Tax of Multinational Trade

ACC 843           Operational Management Accounting

Advertising

ADV 420           New Media Driver’s License

ADV 843           Strategic Brand Communication

Agribusiness Management

ABM 425           Commodity Marketing

ABM 427           International Agri-Food Industries and Markets

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

AFRE 810          Institutional and Behavioral Economics

AFRE 829          Economics of Environmental Resources

AFRE 841          Food System Organization and Performance

AFRE 851          Agribusiness Operations Management

AFRE 853          Financial Management in Agriculture

AFRE 857          Strategic Management in Agribusiness

AFRE 861          Agriculture in Economic Development

AFRE 865          Agricultural Benefit-Cost Analysis

Anthropology

ANP 858           Gender, Justice and Environmental Change: Issues and Concepts

ANP 859            Gender, Justice and Environmental Change: Methods and Application

ANP 892            Seminar: Political Ecology/Healthy Economy

Apparel and Textile Design

ATD 121            Explorations in Apparel and Textile Design

Arabic

ARB 102            Elementary Arabic II

Chemical Engineering

CHE 804            Foundations in Chemical Engineering I

Communication

COM 325           Interpersonal Influence and Conflict

COM 810           Communication and Mass Media

TC 861              Information Networks and Technologies

Community Sustainability (Formerly Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies)

ACR 825             International Development: Strategy, Design, and Implementation

ACR 875             Tourism and Global Change

CSUS 433           Grantwriting & Fund Development

CSUS 452           Watershed Concepts

CSUS 465           Environmental Natural Resource Law

CSUS 826           International Development: Theory and Practice

CSUS 833           Program Evaluation in Agriculture & Natural Resource

CSUS 841            Building & Implementing Watershed Management Plans

CSUS 842           Watershed Assessments and Tools

CSUS 843           Watershed Laws & Regulation

CSUS 848           Community Based Natural Resource Management in International Development

CSUS 891           Selected Topics in Community Sustainability

PRR 473             Commercial Recreation and Tourism Business

PRR 474             Tourism System

PRR 874             Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Construction Management Program

CMP 325              Real Estate Principles and Construction Finance

Criminal Justice

CJ 466                 Corrections Organizations and Systems

Economics

EC 202                  Introduction to Macroeconomics

EC 252                  Macroeconomics and Public Policy

EC 301                  Intermediate Microeconomics

EC 302                  Intermediate Macroeconomics

EC 306                  Comparative Economic Systems

EC 310                   Economics of Developing Countries

EC 330                   Money, Banking and Financial Markets

EC 335                    Taxes, Government Spending and Public Policy

EC 340                    Survey of International Economics

EC 360                    Private Enterprise and Public Policy

EC 380                    Labor Relations and Public Policy

EC 402                    Advanced Macroeconomics

EC 410                    Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries

EC 413                    Economic Analysis of Asia

EC 413                    Economic Analysis of Asia

EC 420                    Introduction to Econometric Methods

EC 425                    Law and Economics

EC 435                    Public Expenditures

EC 436                    Public Revenues

EC 440                    International Trade

EC 441                    International Finance

EC 490                    Independent Study

EC 491                    Advanced Topics in Economics

EC 495                    Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution                            

EC 498                    Economics of Healthcare

EC 499                    Seminar on Transport Economics

EC 801                    Mathematical Application in Economics

EC 805                    Microeconomic Analysis

EC 809                    Macroeconomic Analysis

EC 810                    Institutional and Behavioral Economics

EC 821A                  Cross Section Econometrics

EC 821B                  Cross Section Econometrics

EC 822                    Time Series Econometrics

EC 823                    Applied Econometrics

EC 835                    Public Expenditures

EC 836                    Public Revenues

EC 840                    International Trade: Theory and Commercial Policy

EC 843                    Advanced Topics in International Trade

EC 895                    Graduate Readings in Economics

Educational Administration

EAD 813                  Educational Development & Social Change

EAD 863                  Training and Professional Development

English as a Second Language

ESL 094                   Intensive English for Non-Native Speakers

ESL 220                   English Grammar and Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English

Environmental Economics and Policy

EEP 255                   Ecological Economics

EEP 460                   Natural Resource Economics

Finance

FI 311                     Financial Management

FI 320                     Introduction to Finance

FI 413                     Management of Financial Institutions

FI 451                     International Financial Management

FI 455                     Computer Applications in Financial Modeling

FI 478                     Investment Strategy and Speculative Markets

FI 801                     Managerial Finance

FI 844                     Corporate Financial Strategies

FI 845                     Financial Modeling and Simulation I

FI 846                     Financial Modeling & Simulation II

FI 850                     Introduction to Investments

FI 852                     Financial Markets and Strategies

FI 853                     Debt, Money Instruments and Markets

FI 857                     Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

FI 859                     Mergers and Acquisitions

FI 860                     Multinational Financial Management

FI 863                     Corporate Restructuring and Governance

FI 878                     Commercial Bank Management

FI 890                     Independent Study in Finance: Venture Capital and Private Equity

FI 891                     Topics in Finance

Fisheries and Wildlife

FW 475                   Aquaculture

Forestry

FOR 833                 Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management

FOR 835                 Forest Carbon Policy, Economics and Finance

FOR 837                 Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon

French

FRN 101                  Elementary French I

General Business and Business Law

GBL 295                  Law, Public Policy, and Business

GBL 451                  Law of Commercial Transactions

Geography

GEO 459                 Tourism in Regional Development

Hospitality Business

HB 105                   Service Management Principles

HB 382                   Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment Management

HB 460                   International Lodging Development and Management

HB 482                   Advanced Hospitality Finance

HB 807                   Workforce Management in the Hospitality Industry

HB 875                   Hospitality Marketing

HB 882                   Financial Management in the Hospitality Industry

Human Resources and Labor Relations

HRLR 809               Economics of Human Resources

HRLR 813               Organizational Behavior for Human Resources and Labor Relations

HRLR 816               Organizational Development and Change

HRLR 817               High Performance Work Systems

HRLR 818               Leadership

Geography

GEO 459                 Tourism in Regional Development

Hospitality Business

HB 105                   Service Management Principles

HB 382                   Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment Management

HB 460                   International Lodging Development and Management

HB 482                   Advanced Hospitality Finance

HB 807                   Workforce Management in the Hospitality Industry

HB 875                   Hospitality Marketing

HB 882                   Financial Management in the Hospitality Industry

Human Resources and Labor Relations

HRLR 809               Economics of Human Resources

HRLR 813               Organizational Behavior for Human Resources and Labor Relations

HRLR 816               Organizational Development and Change

HRLR 817               High Performance Work Systems

HRLR 818               Leadership

HRLR 820               Human Resources Practices and Decisions

HRLR 821               Talent Acquisition and Deployment

HRLR 822               Training and Development

HRLR 825               Compensation

HRLR 832               Quantitative Methods for Human Resources Analyses

HRLR 854               Comparative Employment Relations

HRLR 858               Collective Bargaining

HRLR 863               Labor Law

HRLR 891               Special Topics in Human Resources and Labor Relations

James Madison College

MC 324B                Regional Politics, Cooperation and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

Management

MGT 411                Organizational Staffing

MGT 804                International Management

MGT 805                Managing the Business-Government Relationship

MGT 810                Human Resource Management for General Managers

MGT 813                Human Resource Training

MGT 822                Developing Reward and Compensation Systems

MGT 832                Foundations of Negotiation

MGT 840                Leadership and Team Management

MGT 852                Entrepreneurship: Recognizing New Venture Opportunities

MGT 853                Entrepreneurship: Exploiting New Venture Opportunities

MGT 856                Corporate Strategy

MGT 872                Strategy Process

Marketing

MKT 355                Entrepreneurship

MKT 805                Marketing Management

MKT 860                Understanding and Assessing the Global Business Environment

MKT 884                Marketing Management

MKT 990                Independent Study

Master of Business Administration

MBA 808                Leadership and Teamwork

MBA 820                Marketing Management

MBA 843                Career Management

Math

MTH 361                Financial Math for Actuaries

MSU College of Law

LAW 501A              Basic Income Taxation

LAW 512B              International Business Transactions

LAW 512E              International Trade Regulation         

LAW 517               Tax Policy Seminar

LAW 548N             Public International Law

LAW 607A             Analytical Methods for Lawyers: Microeconomics

LAW 630               Tax Clinic

LAW 630D             Tax Clinic II

LAW 690               Law Directed Study

Political Science

PLS 301                American State Government

PLS 310                Public Administration and Policy Making

PLS 313                American Public Policy

PLS 352                Latin American Politics

PLS 362                Foreign Policy

PLS 364                Politics of the United Nations and International Organizations

PLS 420                American Politics and Public Administration: Environmental Issues

PLS 804                Analytical Tools

PLS 810                Seminar of Public Administration

PLS 826                International Development: Theory and Practice

PLS 852                Comparative Public Administrations

PLS 854                Comparative Political Institutions

PLS 857                Parties and Elections

Public Policy

PPL 801                Quantitative Methods I

PPL 802                Quantitative Methods II

PPL 806                Policy Evaluation

PPL 807                Public Policy

PPL 813                Public Finance

PPL 891                Issues in Public Policy

Social Science

SSC 499               Seminar on Social Science Research

SSC 890               Humphrey Seminar

Sociology

SOC 832              International Inequality and Development

SOC 852              Migration and Social Change

SOC 881              Analysis of Social Data I

SOC 882              Analysis of Social Data II

SOC 890              Grant Proposals Writing

Supply Chain Management

MSC 800              Supply Chain Management

MSC 808              Market Development

SCM 303              Introduction to Supply Chain Management

SCM 371              Procurement and Supply Management

Teacher Education

TE 939A               Special Topics in Advanced Qualitative Methods

Urban Planning

UP 400                Real Estate Finance

UP 454                Local Economic Planning

UP 478                Urban Transport Planning

UP 485                Housing and Real Estate Development

UP 801                Concepts and Issues in Planning and Development

UP 848                Urban Policy Analysis

UP 854                Economics of Planning and Development

UP 855                Urban Sustainability & Climate

Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

WRA 150             Writing: Evolution of American Thought

 

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