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Colleges and universities that have used Dollars & Sense books

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  • American University
  • Appalachain State University
  • Aquinas College
  • Arizona State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Assumption College
  • Auburn University
  • Augustana College
  • Baldwin Wallace College
  • Bay Path College
  • Bentley University
  • Blackhawk College
  • Boise State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Brooklyn College
  • Bucknell University
  • Buffalo State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Castleton State College
  • Catawba College
  • Cazenovia College
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • Chicago State University
  • Chowan University
  • College of DuPage
  • College of New Jersey
  • College of New Rochelle
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Creighton University
  • Denison University
  • Douglas College
  • Drew University
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Evergreen State College
  • Friends University
  • George Washington University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Grinnell College
  • Hanover College
  • Hastings College
  • Hobart & William Smith College
  • Hofstra University
  • Humboldt State University
  • Hunter College
  • University of Illinois, Springfield
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Indiana State Universtiy
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • Indiana University South Bend
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Irvine Valley College
  • James Madison Univerisity
  • John Jay College
  • Keene State College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lane Community College
  • Laney College
  • Manhattan College
  • Marlboro College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Miami University
  • Middlebury College
  • Midwestern State University
  • Mills College
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Minnesota State University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Mount Mary College
  • University of New England
  • New Mexico State University
  • University of Northern British Colombia
  • NYC College of Technology
  • Ohio State University
  • Univeristy of the Pacific
  • Pasadena Community College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Providence College
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • University of Redlands
  • Regis University
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Riverside Community College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roosevelt University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Seton Hall University
  • Siena College
  • Sierra College
  • Simmons College
  • Simons Rock College
  • Skidmore College
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • University of Southern Maine
  • Southern Oregon University
  • St. John's University
  • St. Mary's College
  • St. Mary's University
  • State University College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Texas El Paso
  • University of Utah
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Washington State Univeristy
  • University of Washington
  • University of West Florida
  • Western New England College
  • Wheaton College
  • William Patterson University
  • Williams College
  • Wilmington College
  • Youngstown State University

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Syllabi

The following are a list of syllabi that have been used at different univerisites and which have used Dollars & Sense books either as primary texts, supplementary, or as a part of a large collection of readings. Please click on the links to see the syllabi.

Poverty and Discrimination Introduction to Macroeconomics
Textbooks used: Real World Macro

Principles of Macroeconomics
Textbooks used: Real World Macro

Principles of Microeconomics
Textbooks used: Real World Micro

Money & Banking
Textbooks used: Real World Banking

Radical Political Economy Income Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination
Textbooks used: Unlevel Playing Fields

Honors Seminar Program: Conversation about the World Labor Studies: Labor in the Global Economy Political Economy: Money, Justice, and Politics Sociology: Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality

Helpful Links

The following is a list of links that will help you with getting up-to-date information on news and issues that revolve around typical topics in Dollars and Sense textbooks. We recommend visiting our Progressive Resources for Teaching Economics page for links to progressive articles, books, data centers, programs, and activist organizations. We also encourage you to visit our blog.
Production Frontier
National Priorities Project - This website has charts and data showing how much the U.S. spends on the military, and what the opportunity costs would be (in terms of the foregone social spending).
GDP
Ecological Footprint - This quiz, hosted by Redefining Progress examines the footprint of our lifestyle. It can be used in a discussion that examines the relationship of Economic Growth (or the GDP) with environmental sustainability and well-being.

Scorecard - At this website, students can enter their zip code and find out information about pollution in their local communities.

Unemployment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a map of unemployment around the U.S. here.

Films and Videos

Fiscal Policy
Budget Explorer - The Budget Explorer home page presents a brief history of the US Federal Budget. Also has a budget calculator; students can adjust spending and revenues to enable the budget to be in deficit, surplus, or balanced.

You Budget - This calculator has a similar feature as the one above, but for the Washington State budget.

Monetary Policy
The Federal Reserve - Students can go to the Fed's website to find the most recent Fed chair testimony.

The Global Economy
Working America- Students can enter their zip code and find information on companies that are exporting jobs overseas.