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date_range Starts on September 9, 2013
event_note Ends on November 18, 2013
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assignment Level : Introductory
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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timer 40 hours in total

About the content

This course emphasizes the role of economics regarding its influence on food prices, the environment, and government policies. The primary objective of this course is to explore the basic tool kit of economic concepts that will enable students to critically analyze the choices they face as consumers and world citizens.

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Statement of Accomplishment

  • Students who earn an overall score of at least 70% based on:
    • 50% Quizzes
    • 30% Reflection Journal Assignment & Peer Assessment
    • 20% Forum Posts & Comments (out of 8 total)

Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction

  • Students who earn an overall score of at least 80% based on:
    • 40% Quizzes
    • 30% Final Project
    • 20% Reflection Journal Assignment & Peer Assessment
    • 10% Forum Posts & Comments (out of 8 total)

Please note: The online offering of this class does not reflect the entire curriculum offered to students enrolled at the University of Florida. Completion of this Coursera course does not affirm that this student was enrolled as a student at the University of Florida in any way. It does not confer a University of Florida grade; it does not confer University of Florida credit; it does not confer a University of Florida degree; and it does not verify the identity of the student. 



  • Jennifer Clark - Food and Resource Economics

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University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in academic excellence, both on campus and online. Ranked in the top 20 of Public Universities, the University of Florida is the state’s oldest university and has a long established tradition of academic excellence.



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