ECON 120. Contemporary Economic Problems 0.5 course credit
Interpretation and analysis of recent economic events, problems, and policy issues based upon economic principles.
ECON 200. Principles of Economics 1.0 course credit
Basic principles and processes in micro- and macro-economics are surveyed; production, market structures, consumption patterns, role of competition and prices; determinants of national income, employment, inflation, and exchange values and role of monetary and fiscal policy.
ECON 250. Special Topics 0.5 to 1.0 course credit
ECON 300. Intermediate Price Theory 1.0 course credit
A rigorous analysis of the modern micro-economic theory of the behavior of the firm and the individual. Prerequisite: ECON 200, BUSI 201, and BUSI 205.
ECON 301. Intermediate Macroeconomics 1.0 course credit
A detailed examination of the elements that determine the level of national income. Includes analysis of government fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite: ECON 200, BUSI 201 and BUSI 205.
ECON 310. Regulation and Legislation 1.0 course credit
Analyzes the forces leading to government regulation, the consequences of such
regulation, detailed examination of several regulated industries and environmental policies. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 311. Labor, Unions, and Industrialization 1.0 course credit
An introduction to the institutional aspects of the American labor force and its organization, wage and employment theory, the economic role of collective bargaining, and the basic ingredients of public policy toward labor organizations. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 320. Industrial Organization 1.0 course credit
Analysis of the firm and market structure, conduct, and performance. How market
structure affects the conduct of firms, and how both structure and conduct affects firm and market performance. Special emphasis is placed on the relevance of this body of knowledge to the individual business. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 331. Political Economy of Development 1.0 course credit
A study of contemporary theories of the development of industrial societies which stresses the relationships among various social institutions within the society and among different nations. Prerequisites: ECON 200 and junior standing or permission of the instructor.
ECON 336. Money and Banking 1.0 course credit
An analysis of money, banking and central banking with a concentration on policy
implementation by the Federal Reserve System. National and international impacts will be examined. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 340. Economics and Law 1.0 course credit
Micro-economic examination of the social consequences of alternative legal rules including property rights, contract rights, tort liability rules and criminal law. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 350. Special Topics in Economics 0.5 to 1.0 course credit
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 351. Comparative Economic Systems 1.0 course credit
An analysis of the significant similarities and differences in the development, structure, operation, and policies of market-directed, controlled, and mixed economies—with special attention to significant characteristics in economies evolving in non-Western societies. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 356. Investments and Portfolio Analysis 1.0 course credit
An introduction to security markets, security instruments, and speculation opportunities with an emphasis in practical investing. Emphasizes portfolio management. Cross-listed as BUSI 356. Prerequisite: BUSI 306.
ECON 360. International Trade and Finance 1.0 course credit
An analysis of the forces affecting, as well as the theory and policy of, international trade and finance. The international monetary system, balance of payments, tariff policies, trade practices, and trade organizations will be emphasized—as well as consequences for individual firms, multinational corporations, and government-owned firms. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 361. History of Economic Thought 1.0 course credit
An examination of major contributions to thought and their significance for modern theory. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 370. Public Finance 1.0 course credit
An examination of the theory and practice of government expenditure, revenue, and debt; the problems of integrating these into a meaningful fiscal policy; and their effect on the distribution of income. Prerequisite: ECON 200.
ECON 371. Introduction to Econometrics 1.0 course credit
Single equation linear statistical models, estimation and hypothesis testing; serial
correlation, heteroscedasticity; errors in variables; introduction to simultaneous equation models. Emphasis on interpretation and application of econometric models and methods. Prerequisite: BUSI 201 and BUSI 205.
ECON 380. Environmental Economics 1.0 course credit
Micro-economic analysis of environmental issues. Examines the environmental consequences of alternative forms of resource ownership and allocation methods. Prerequisites: ECON 200.
ECON 390. Independent Readings 0.5 to 1.0 course credit
Economic readings selected on an individual basis supervised by a mentoring
faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
ECON 400. Internship 0.5 to 1.5 course credit
An off-campus experience working in a professional environment under the supervision of a mentor. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
ECON 401. Public Policy 1.0 course credit
A capstone study for senior majors in which students choose a topic of inquiry, formulate hypotheses, review the literature, and empirically test their hypotheses and update the literature. Prerequisites: ECON 300 and ECON 301 or permission of the instructor.
ECON 402. Selective Seminars in Economics 1.0 course credit
Topics include: regional and urban economics, economic development, mathematical economics, and advanced monetary policy. May be repeated for credit.
ECON 410. Political Economy and Commerce Honors I 0.25 course credit
Participation in a joint student/faculty discussion of contemporary accounting management or economic policy issues using political economy methodology and analysis. To be taken in the spring semester of junior year. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
ECON 412. Political Economy and Commerce Honors III 0.25 course credit
Leadership and presentation in joint student/faculty discussion of contemporary
management or economic policy issues using political economy methodology and analysis. To be taken in the spring semester of senior year.
ECON 420. Independent Study 1.0 course credit
May be repeated for credit.