Courses in Economics

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ECON 1000 Principles of Economics (4 sem. hours).

This course investigates examination of basic micro and macro concepts of economics, including the role of economics, supply and demand, price determination, demand and production theory, costs, competition, monopoly, the role of government in the economy, national income determination, the monetary system, and fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisites: MATH 1210 or MATH 1220 is recommended. Offered every year during fall and spring semesters.

ECON 2200 Economic Policy Issues (4 sem. hours).

This course investigates various aspects of public policy regarding economic issues. Both macro and micro policy issues may be considered. Prerequisites: ECON 1000 and sophomore standing. Offered occasionally.

ECON 2200EI Economic Policy Issues Abroad (4 sem. hours).

This course investigates various aspects of public policy regarding economic issues. Both macro and micro policy issues may be considered. Prerequisites: ECON 1000 and sophomore standing. Offered occasionally during the summer.

ECON 3000 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4 sem. hours).

This course studies the measurement and determination of the level of national income and output, aggregate demand and supply, inflation, unemployment, the theory of money and interest rates, the causes of economic cycles, and national economic policy analysis. Prerequisite: ECON 1000 and at least junior standing, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4 sem. hours).

This course examines price and output determination in markets, equilibrium, market intervention, externalities, the theory of value, production and cost theory, resource markets, and welfare and policy implications. Prerequisite: ECON 1000 and at least junior standing, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every year in the spring semester.

ECON 3020 Money and Financial Systems (4 sem. hours).

This course is a survey of both the microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects of financial systems, including market structure, behavior, and regulation of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries; the creation of money; central bank organization and monetary control; and policy issues. Prerequisite: ECON 1000. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ECON 3030 Econometrics and Applied Statistics (4 sem. hours).

This course involves a study of the general linear regression model and the considerations associated with using that technique. Prerequisite: ECON 1000, MATH 1150, or by petitioning the instructor, and at least junior standing. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ECON 3040 International Economics (4 sem. hours).

This course extends and applies economic theory to international issues with an examination of world money markets, exchange rates, adjustment mechanisms, and issues. Prerequisite: ECON 1000. Offered every year in the spring semester.

ECON 3040EI International Economics Abroad (4 sem. hours).

This course extends and applies economic theory to international issues with an examination of world money markets, exchange rates, adjustment mechanisms, and issues. Prerequisite: ECON 1000. Offered occasionally in the summer.

ECON 3050 Health Economics (4 sem. hours).

This course provides an introduction to the micro- economics of health, healthcare, and health policy. Its main goals are to apply economic principles to health-related issues; to explain the social, political, and economic contexts of healthcare delivery; to explore the changing nature of health-care; and to analyze public policy from an economic perspective. Prerequisite: ECON 1000 and at least junior standing. Offered occasionally in the summer.

ECON 3060 Quantitative Methods (4 sem. hours).

This course examines analytical and statistical tools useful in economic decision making. Topics will include data collection, data analysis, advanced econometric models, and the communication of quantitative thinking. Additional topics may include constrained optimization and simulations. Prerequisite: ECON 3030 and MATH 1150. Offered occasionally in the spring semester.

ECON 3070 Topics in Economics (4 sem. hours)

. This course addresses selected issues for firms in imperfectly competitive markets. Emphasis is on the choices facing firms when their business strategies are made in light of the likely responses of competitors and the factors that help shape market structures. Offered occasionally.

ECON 3110 History of Economic Thought (4 sem. hours).

This course traces the development of economic thought from the classical school to the present time. Prerequisite: ECON 1000 and junior standing. Offered occasionally.

ECON 3120 Labor Economics (4 sem. hours).

This course examines the organization, functioning, and outcomes of labor markets. Topics include wage and employment determination, labor market discrimination, the economic impact of unions, the worker’s investment in human capital, and the effects of regulation on firms and workers. Emphasis is placed on the compensation and incentives of workers. Prerequisite: ECON 1000 and junior standing. Offered every other year in the spring semester.

ECON 3130 The Business of Sports (4 sem. hours).

This course addresses various topics in the business of sports. Topics may include issues pertaining to stadium site selection and financing, the relationship between team and municipality, legal aspects of sports business, and other issues related to sports and society. Prerequisites: MGMT 3000, ACCT 2000, ECON 1000 and at least junior standing. Offered every other year in the fall semester.

ECON 3130EI The Business of Sports (4 sem. hours).

This course addresses various topics in the business of sports. Topics may include issues pertaining to stadium site selection and financing, the relationship between team and municipality, legal aspects of sports business, and other issues related to sports and society. Prerequisites: MGMT 3000, ACCT 2000, ECON 1000 and at least junior standing. Offered every other year in the fall semester.

ECON 3800–3803 Directed Study (1–4 sem. hour).

Offered Occationally.

ECON 3850–3853 Internship (1–4 sem. hour).

Offered Occationally.

ECON 4901 Senior Thesis I (1 sem. hour).

This is a research course and is the initial preparation of a thesis on an approved topic in economics that will be used as a part of the comprehensive examination for economic majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing, ECON 3000, and ECON 3010. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ECON 4902 Senior Seminar in Economics (2 sem. hours).

This course includes discussion of selected topics in economics. Prerequisite: Senior standing, ECON 3000, and ECON 3010. Offered every year in the spring semester.

ECON 4911 Senior Thesis II (1 sem. hour).

This is a research course in which the student concludes research begun in ECON 4901. It involves the final preparation of a thesis on an approved topic in economics that will be used as a part of the comprehensive examination for economics majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing and ECON 4901. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ECON 4750–4753 Special Topics (1– 4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

ECON 4800–4803 Directed Study (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

ECON 4850–4853 Internship (1– 4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

ECON HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.