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

A practical guide to the economy. Emphasis on important issues such as inflation, 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 or minoring in business. Not open to students with credit or concurrent enrollment in ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics or above.



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 55 hours completed. 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-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



ECON-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



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. This is a required course for the economics capstone ECON 665 Seminar in Applied Economics. Prerequisites: ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics, ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics, MGMKT 320 Business Statistics, and 55 hours completed.



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

This is a capstone course in economics. 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 55 hours completed. May be taken for honors.



ECON-693: Topics in Economics (____) (3 hours)

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: Admission to MBA program.



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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