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ECON-191: Issues in Today's Economy (3 hours)

A practical guide to the economy. Emphasis on such important issues as inflation and unemployment, national defense, taxes and deficits, race and sex discrimination, pollution, welfare, and international problems. Designed for non-business students; cannot be taken for credit by students majoring in economics or students seeking the BBA degree. May count towards a minor in economics for non-business students.



ECON-200: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 hours)

Economic theory of households and firms. Determination of equilibrium product and factor prices, allocation of resources and distribution of income, with applications to international trade. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.



ECON-201: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Basic concepts of economics including the market mechanism, national income accounting and determination, stabilization policies and the problems of economic growth and development. If a student intends to take both ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics and ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, then it is recommended, but not required, that the student take ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics before ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.



ECON-330: Money and Banking (3 hours)

The banking system of the United States with special emphasis upon the Federal Reserve System. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and junior standing.



ECON-418: Intermediate Microeconomics (3 hours)

Consumption, production, pricing, resource allocation, and distribution. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, MGMKT 310 Basic Quantitative Business Methods, a "C" in MATH 113 College Algebra or MATH 110 College Algebra with Review or MATH 126 Pre-Calculus, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



ECON-419: Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Determination of national income, employment and the price level; policies to reduce unemployment and/or inflation. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



ECON-465: Collective Bargaining (3 hours)

Collective bargaining philosophy; bargaining strategies; formulation and administration of labor-management contracts; impact of collective bargaining on the firm, industry, and economy. May be taken for honors. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and junior standing.



ECON-468: Labor Economics (3 hours)

Labor market supply and demand; labor-market institutions; and labor-market policies: full employment, anti-inflation, income maintenance, and manpower. Prerequisite: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



ECON-485: Industrial Organization (3 hours)

An examination of structure, conduct and performance of American industry using economic techniques of analysis. The course will also focus on history of anti-trust Laws. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics and junior standing.



ECON-640: International Trade (3 hours)

Theory of trade, payment mechanisms, exchange and trade controls, and international cooperation. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



ECON-650: Econometrics (3 hours)

Introduction to fundamentals of statistical inference, estimation and tests of hypothesis; regression and analysis of variance; applications using econometrics software. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, MGMKT 320 Business Statistics, and junior standing.



ECON-665: Seminar in Applied Economics (3 hours)

This is a capstone course in economic--one which crowns or completes the course work for the major. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the tools and concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. Prerequisites: ECON 418 Intermediate Microeconomics, ECON 419 Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECON 650 Econometrics, and senior standing. May be taken for honors.



ECON-693: Topics in Economics (____) (1-3 hour)

Study of a specific topic to economics. Specific subject area will be identified each time the course is offered. May be repeated if topic is different. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



ECON-694: Internship in Economics (1-6 hour)

Relevant work experience in private or public institutions. The work experience must be approved by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor required.



ECON-805: Economic Analysis (3 hours)

Microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Demand, production, cost, theory of the firm and markets, national income determination, and macroeconomic policy. Waiver: ECON 418 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON 419 Intermediate Macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MATH 150 Calculus I or MATH 153 Introduction to Analytic Processes.



ECON-827: Seminar in Economics (____) (3 hours)

Comprehensive reading and research in various fields of economics. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Prerequisites: ECON 418 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON 419 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 805 Economic Analysis.


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