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SIRE Courses Available:

Summer 2011

 ECON 4899:    “Gaming Industry Analysis”

Prof. Ellen Mutari


Course Description

The goal of the course is for students who are ECON majors or minors to learn more about applied economic research. 


Students will participate in an ongoing research project on Atlantic City casino employment, focusing on changes in the structure of the casino gaming industry. Students will learn how to:


Upon completion of this course the student will:

1. Gain factual knowledge about quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

2. Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories related to political economy, economic history, industrial organization, and labor economics.

3. Learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view in the assigned readings and regarding implications of the research.


The course is POI. Course prerequisites include: (a) junior status in the college by Summer 2011; (b) a GPA of 3.2 or higher; (c) completion of ECON 1200, ECON 1400, and at least one additional course in Economics; and (d) completion of Statistics (CSIS 1203), Econometrics (ECON 3610), or another research methods course. 


Summer Intensive Research Experience, PSYC



Course Description:

The Depression Screening Program is a 4-credit Summer Intensive Research Experience for students who are interested in conducting research in clinical psychology and gerontology. Students will participate as research assistants in the grant-funded depression screening program, including the following tasks:

Assist in developing an educational presentation about clinical depression

                Present educational program to older adults in the community      

Screen participants for clinically significant depressive symptoms

                Refer patients for professional treatment if necessary

                Conduct follow-up phone calls with patients who received referrals

               Enter data into SPSS, assist in analysis and manuscript preparation



Course prerequisites include completion Experimental Psychology (or equivalent) with grade of B+ or higher, completion of 64 credits by May 2010, and an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.



Email address:


Please attach a summary statement about why you are interested in this research project, your qualifications, and your career goals.


·         this sheet

·         your summary

·         a copy of your transcript (unofficial)



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