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CHARLESTON, S.C., January 7 - The Citadel is branching out, offering courses not only in Charleston, but across the country. Dr. Donald L. Sparks, associate professor of international economics at The Citadel and a specialist on African economics, will teach two courses which will take place in part in Washington, D.C. The courses, Current Issues in the US Economy and Current Issues in the Global Economy, are scheduled to take place in The Citadel's summer program, which is open to students from other colleges and universities.

Students will attend two weeks of lectures at The Citadel then travel to Washington where they will stay at Georgetown University. While in the capital they will meet with various congressional staff members and policy makers in many leading agencies, including the World Bank, Department of State, Department of Commerce, Treasury Department, and Office of the President. Students will learn first-hand about how the economy operates and how national decisions affecting the global economy are made. The courses are designed to present students with more than just a textbook understanding of economics.

The courses are being offered by The Citadel's Department of Business Administration which is accredited by AACSB the International Association for Management Education. (Fewer than 30% of schools offering business degrees are AACSB accredited.)

Sparks returned in June from a ten-month Fulbright Fellowship in Swaziland, a small country in Southern Africa, where he taught agricultural and development economics to students at the University of Swaziland. He has been on faculty at The Citadel since 1986 and before coming to The Citadel he was the Regional Economist for Africa in the U.S. State Department.

For more information, please call Public Affairs at 953-7842.



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