Economics

ECON 100 Introduction to Economics

A survey of economic analysis and institutions combining economic theory with a discussion of applications to the U. S. economic system for majors and non-majors. The course will include an introduction to both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics: Study of the behavior of consumers and firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, and the consequences of this behavior for resource allocation and income distribution. Consideration of government’s role in competitive and noncompetitive markets.

ECON 201 Intermediate Microeconomics

Development and practical application of tools of supply, demand, cost, capital, and profit analysis, including quantitative models, to
decision-making in a business enterprise. Additionally, a study of the problems of economic measurement and forecasting methods,
business planning, product strategy, and location analysis.

ECON 202 Intermediate Macroeconomics

A study of the determinants of national income, its fluctuation and growth. Contemporary fiscal and monetary theories are analyzed in
connection with the causes and control of economic growth and fluctuations.

 

ECON 250 Readings in Economics

Content of the course varies with instructor. The course may be repeated for credit as long as topics covered are different.

ECON 265 Topics in Economics

Content of the course varies with instructor. The course may be repeated for credit as long as topics covered are different.

ECON 290 Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business

Drawing conclusions from limited information is a common characteristic of decision making in economics and business. Although this
course is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts of probability and statistics as applied to topics in Economics and Business,
emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical inference to reduce the impact of limited information or uncertainty in decision-making.
Topics will include descriptive statistical measures, probability, random variables, probability distributions, sampling distributions, point

ECON 305 Public Economics

This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. Students will learn about the theoretical motivations for and effects of government involvement in the economy as well as the empirical evidence regarding the consequences of such intervention. Students of economics should expect that rational economic agents will respond predictably to changes in incentives. This course will explore the incentive structure implied by government involvement in the economy and the predicted behavioral responses of individuals and firms.

ECON 308 Industrial Organization

In Industrial Organization we study the relation between industry structure and market outcomes. Basic microeconomics teaches us that competitive markets—characterized, among other things, by the presence of many firms—yield economic efficient outcomes. Industrial Organization, on the other hand, focuses on the potential departures from efficiency in markets with fewer than many participants.

ECON 310 International Trade and Policy

The study of the determinants of comparative advantage and international trade. The course will include analysis of the winners and
losers from trade and the resulting trade policies such as protectionism or export promotion. The course will also cover the movement of
factors across borders, specifically immigration and international investment, and the policy restricting and promoting factor flows.

ECON 311 International Financial Economics

This course will study balance of payment flows and exchange rate determination, with an introduction to international financial markets
and instruments. It will cover economic policy under fixed and flexible exchange rates, in addition to exchange rate regime choice,
balance of payments crises, and speculative attacks.