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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 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 - 1 course credit

ECON 300: Intermediate Price Theory
1 course credit

A rigorous analysis of the modern micro-economic theory of the behavior of the firm and the
individual. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: ECON 200, BUSI 201, and BUSI 205. 

ECON 301: Intermediate Macro-economics
1 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 course credit

May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: ECON 200.

ECON 351: Comparative Economic Systems
1 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 course credit

An introduction to security markets, security instruments, and speculation opportunities with
an emphasis in practical investing. Emphasizes portfolio management.

Prerequisite: BUSI 306.

ECON 360: International Trade and Finance
1 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 course credit

An examination of major contributions to thought and their significance for modern theory.

Prerequisite: ECON 200.

ECON 370: Public Finance
1 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 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. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite: BUSI 201 and BUSI 205. 

ECON 380: Environmental Economics
1 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 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 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 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 411: Political Economy and Commerce Honors II
0.25 course credit

Research on contemporary accounting management or economic policy issue using political
economy methodology and analysis. To be taken in the fall semester of senior year.

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 course credit

May be repeated for credit.

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