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Economics Course Descriptions
201 - Principles of Microeconomics 3 S.H.
The private enterprise system, demand-and-supply and market interaction; business costs and prices, forms of competition, resource markets; the mixed economy. Recommended prerequisite: University Studies math requirement.
202 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3 S.H.
National income analysis; aggregate demand-and-supply; money and banking; business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy. Recommended prerequisite: University Studies math requirement.
203 - Principles of Economics 3 S.H.
Economic growth; unions; poverty and insecurity; public spending and taxation; international trade and trade restrictions; gold and the balance of payments; comparative systems. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
302 - Intermediate Microeconomics 3 S.H.
The theoretical approach to consumer demand, decision-making in the pricing and employment of resources under the major market classification, and the distribution of resources and production. Prerequisite: ECON 201.
303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 S.H.
National income accounting and measurement, theory of the determination of national economic activity; economic growth; consumption; investment; government spending and net exports; design and effects of fiscal and monetary policies; inflation. Prerequisite: ECON 202.
304 - Money and Banking 3 S.H.
The nature and functions of money. Current definitions of the money supply and the process of money creation. The financial system and the central bank. The demand for money, interest rate determination, introduction to monetary policy. Prerequisites: BUSA 220 or STAT 210 and ECON 201 and ECON 202.
315 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3 S.H.
An introduction to the economics of natural resource management and environmental quality. Theory and policy in the use of nonrenewable and renewable resources, and in the control of pollution. Current issues in those areas are featured. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or instructor’s permission.
320 - Business-Government Relation 3 S.H.
Government economic regulation of business including anti-trust legislation, natural monopoly regulation, and selected social regulation topics such as consumer product safety. Prerequisite: ECON 201.
398 - Internship 1-6 S.H.
Credits will not be counted in Economics Major, but as general elective credit. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ECON 399. P/NC only.
399 - Internship Problem 3 S.H.
Prerequisite: Junior status in Economics Major, 2.5 GPA and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
400 - Public Finance: Taxation 3 S.H.
Structure and economic effects of U.S. tax revenue sources such as the personal income tax and corporate income tax; principles of economic incidence and optimal taxation; current issues in taxation. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or instructor’s permission.
404 - International Economics 3 S.H.
Comparative advantage and modern trade theories. The impact of international trade on income distribution and growth, barriers to trade, economic integration, contemporary international marketing agreements, exchange rate determination, and balance of payments adjustments. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. Recommended prerequisites: BUSA 220 or STAT 210.
405 - Monetary Theory and Policy 3 S.H.
The theory and practice of monetary policy in a modern open economy. This includes the microeconomic foundations of the demand for assets, including money; interrelationships between nonmonetary assets, money and rates of return; the ability of central banks to manipulate the money supply and influence economic activity; and the roles of public and private debt in monetary policy. Prerequisite: ECON 303 or ECON 304 or instructor’s permission.
415 - International Economic Development 3 S.H.
A study of the past and current paths to economic growth and development of countries. The course will analyze the economic policies and performances of countries by using economic theory and economic and social data. Emphasis is on developing countries of the Third World , the newly industrialized countries and former socialist countries undergoing transition to a capitalist system. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
420 - Labor Economics 3 S.H.
Economic theory relating to labor markets. Wage theory, bargaining models and contemporary labor issues considered. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202 or instructor’s permission.
425 - Managerial Economics 3 S.H.
Application of economic theory and related decision-making methods to problems faced by business firms. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202 or instructor’s permission.
430 Asian Economies in Transition 3 S.H.
This course focuses on the economic transitions that have occurred in Asia . It will include a study of the different economic development strategies and policies that have been used in various Asian countries and a study of which policies have been successful. It will use a comparative approach to examine similarities and differences among countries. Asia ’s efforts at regional integration, globalization and development of its financial markets will also be included in the course. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202 or instructor’s permission. Grade only.
435 The North American Economies 3 S.H.
This course studies the economic evolution of Canada , Mexico , and the United States . It traces the main periods and events of their economies since they became independent nations. Their economic policies are described, analyzed, and compared. Special emphasis is given to the analysis of their economic interaction that has produced the United States-Canada Trade Area and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202 or instructor’s permission. Grade only.
440 - Industrial Organization 3 S.H.
A theoretical and empirical study of the economic structure, conduct and performance of industry. Topics include concentration, scale economies, entry barriers and collusive oligopoly practices. Topics are used to judge industrial performance relative to societal goals. Prerequisite: ECON 201.
444 - Public Finance: Expenditures and the Deficit 3 S.H.
A practical and theoretical approach to public expenditures. The theory of public goods; use of benefit-cost analysis; analysis of major spending programs; and the effect of the deficit on economic activity. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202 or instructor’s permission.
450 - Health Economics 3 S.H.
In-depth analysis of the market for health care services including the demand of health services, the supply of such services, alternative delivery modes, financing by individuals, government and third-party payers. Health care policy at the federal, state and local level is evaluated. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
480 - Independent Studies in Economics 1-3 S.H.
Offers the advanced student an opportunity to do additional reading and/or research in areas of special interest. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission. Total credits may not exceed 6.
499 - Seminar in Economics 3 S.H.
Advanced analysis of economic methods and problems. Specific focus of course is arranged by the instructor. Prerequisites: ECON 302 and ECON 303. Student must be either a major or minor in economics.
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