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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
ECON-152

Economic Concepts

Introduction to micro- and macro-economic concepts and principles. Understand application to contemporary economic problems and issues in areas of markets, business organizations, prices, money and banking, fiscal policy.

    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    ECON-202

    Macro Economic Analysis

    Introduction to the behavior of our economy in the aggregate, focusing upon the process by which the economy achieves a certain level of output and employment.

    • Gen Ed: Social Sciences 1
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    ECON-203

    Micro Economic Analysis

    The decision-making processes of individuals and business firms associated with the determination of what products will be produced, how they will be produced, and what prices specific goods and services will command.

    • Gen Ed: Social Sciences 1
    Credits1
    LAB
    ECON-206

    Macro Economics Laboratory

    Laboratory course to accompany Econ 202.

    Prerequisites
    P: conc enr in Econ 202.
      Credits1
      LAB
      Spring
      Fall
      ECON-207

      Micro Economics Laboratory

      Laboratory course to accompany Econ 203.

      Prerequisites
      P: Econ 203 or conc enr.
        Credits1-4
        Field EXP
        ECON-299

        Travel Course

        • Pre-Requisites
        • General Education
        • Travel Course
        • Repeatable

        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

        Prerequisites
        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
        • Gen Ed: World Culture
        • Travel Course
        • Course is repeatable for credit.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        ECON-302

        Intermediate Macro Economic Theory

        Theories of national income distribution as a basis for an examination of policy proposals to deal with inflation, unemployment, economic fluctuations and economic growth at national and international levels.

        Prerequisites
        P: Econ 202.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          ECON-303

          Intermediate Micro Economic Theory

          Theories used in explaining the behavior of consumers and producers in choices relating to the production, exchange and distribution of output.

          Prerequisites
          P: Econ 203.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            ECON-304

            Contemporary Labor Markets

            The determination of wages and employment at the level of the firm, the industry, and the total economy.

            Prerequisites
            P: Econ 202 and 203.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              ECON-305

              Natural Resources Economic Policy

              Acquaints the student with policies leading to arrangements for the development, management, and use of natural resources. Emphasizes the longer time horizon required for the conservation of resources and a general concern for the quality of ecosystems.

              Prerequisites
              P: Econ 203.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Fall
                ECON-307

                History of Economic Thought

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Writing Emphasis

                Historical development of contemporary economic thought from the mercantilist period to the present emphasizing contributions of major schools of economic thought.

                Prerequisites
                P: jr st.
                • Gen Ed: World Culture,Social Sciences 2
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Spring
                Fall
                ECON-308

                Business Cycles

                Description and recent history of business cycles: leading explanations of levels of employment, output and prices; savings and investment, forecasting; governmental policy.

                Prerequisites
                P: Econ 202 and 203.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  ECON-309

                  Urban and Regional Economics

                  Basic concepts in the economics of regions and urban areas, such as industrial location theory, centra place theory, land rent theory, economic base theory, and input-output analysis; applications to problems of economic development, urbanization and place prosperity.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Econ 203 and jr st; REC: Econ 202.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    ECON-310

                    Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and Econometrics

                    An introduction to the use of mathematical concepts and techniques in the analysis of economic phenomena and the use of statistical methods to estimate equations describing economic events.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Econ 203; and Math 201 or 202; and Bus Adm 215 or Comm Sci 205 or Math 260.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      Fall
                      ECON-330

                      Money and Banking

                      Analysis of money as an economic institution and of the organizational structure of the commercial and central banking system in the U.S.; monetary theory and policy in the national and international setting.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Econ 202.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        Spring
                        ECON-340

                        Economics of Land Use

                        Economic relationships between humans and land. Principles governing land use and conservation and the institutional arrangements of this basic resource. Application of principles in policy-making in land valuation, taxation and zoning in the context of regional economic development.

                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          ECON-352

                          Applied Economic Concepts

                          Explores economic principles and consumer economics including money, banking, public finance, and research methods and techniques for economic analysis. For students who have completed macro and micro economic analysis.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Econ 202 and 203; or Econ 152.
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            Spring
                            ECON-402

                            Environmental and Resource Economics

                            Applications of tools such as cost-benefit analysis and other economic concepts in current public decision making, with special emphasis upon common property resources management.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Econ 303 or 305.
                              Credits3
                              Lecture
                              Spring
                              ECON-403

                              International Trade

                              Theory and concepts of international trade and finance; contemporary conditions and problems in international economic relations.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: Econ 202 and 203 and jr st.
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                Fall
                                Even Only
                                ECON-406

                                Economics of Globalization

                                Contemporary functioning of different economic systems and institutions in an era or globalization, and their impact on the global economy.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Econ 202 and jr st.
                                  Credits3
                                  Lecture
                                  Fall
                                  Odd Only
                                  ECON-409

                                  Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

                                  Effects of government spending and taxation on resource allocation, incomes, prices and employment. Includes consideration of the uses and effects of fiscal policy.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Econ 203.
                                    Credits3
                                    Lecture
                                    Spring
                                    ECON-412

                                    Economics of Sustainability

                                    Exploration of the economic conditions for, requisites of, and policy to encourage social, ecological and economic sustainability.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: Econ 202 or 203; REC: Econ 303 or 402.
                                      Credits3
                                      Lecture
                                      ECON-453

                                      Cost Benefit Analysis

                                      Application of tools and concepts in current economic decision making, with special emphasis upon Natural Resource management, environmental problems, market failure, and public policy approaches.

                                        Credits3
                                        Lecture
                                        Spring
                                        ECON-485

                                        Managerial Economics

                                        Applications of the basic theoretical tools of micro- and macro-economic analysis to the problems of business management, including such topics as demand, production, costs, pricing and forecasting as well as current economic issues such as environmental policies and regulations.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Econ 202 and 203.
                                          Credits1-12
                                          Field EXP
                                          Spring
                                          Fall
                                          ECON-497

                                          Internship

                                          Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: jr st.
                                          • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                          Credits1-4
                                          IND Study
                                          Spring
                                          Fall
                                          ECON-498

                                          Independent Study

                                          Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                                          • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                          Credits1-6
                                          Field EXP
                                          ECON-499

                                          Travel Course

                                          • Pre-Requisites
                                          • General Education
                                          • Travel Course
                                          • Repeatable

                                          Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                                          • Gen Ed: World Culture
                                          • Travel Course
                                          • Course is repeatable for credit.