Course Offerings

ECON: ECONOMICS

ECON 1500 Survey of Economics 3-0-3

A survey of basic economic concepts with applications to public policy issues.

 

ECON 1900H Honors Economics 3-0-3

Seminar-oriented approach to basic economic concepts with applications to policy issues. A

research project on public policy is required.

 

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3-0-3

An introduction to macroeconomic concepts and their application to aggregate economic

activity. Factors influencing rates of economic growth, employment and inflation are emphasized.

Measures of aggregate economic activity and policies to control it are covered.

 

ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3-0-3

An introduction to microeconomic concepts and their application to the behavior of individuals,

firms, and market groups. Special emphasis is placed on market analysis, production

and cost concepts, profit analysis, and market structure. Current microeconomic issues,

including market failures and the role of government in markets, are covered.

 

ECON 3000 Research and Analytical Methods in Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. Co-requisites: MATH 1261 and either

BUSA 2100 or MATH 2620. Introduction to applied research and quantitative analysis.

The course includes the components of a research paper, data sources, software used for

empirical research, and basic statistical and econometric techniques widely used in modern

economic research. 

 

ECON 3001 Mathematics for Economists 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and MATH 1261. Introduction to mathematical

concepts and techniques used in economic analysis. Topics covered will include algebraic

analysis of supply and demand, calculus, and their applications to economic theory.

 

ECON 3200 Industrial Organization 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2106, MATH 1261, and either BUSA 2100 or MATH 2620. A

study of market structures, including perfect and monopolistic competition, monopoly, and

oligopoly. Pricing behavior of firms, economics of information and advertizing, and anti-trust

laws and policies will be analyzed.

 

ECON 3300 Economic History of the United States 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 1500 or ECON 2105. Economic interpretation of United States

history and study of economic problems in historical perspective.

 

ECON 3400 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and MATH 1261. Comprehensive treatment of

economic theory and applications in the field of public finance and fiscal policy. Includes the

study of market failure, the provision of public goods, benefit/cost analysis, public expenditures,

and the principles of government finance.

 

ECON 3600 International Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and MATH 1261. Survey of the international

exchange of goods, services and financial instruments and the policies that affect this exchange.

Topics include pattern of trade, effects of trade controls, trade and growth, trade and

the distribution of income, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate systems and the

effect of trade on employment, prices, and production.

 

ECON 3710 Urban and Regional Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and MATH 1261. Factors that influence the

type, level, and location of urban and regional activities. The special aspects of poverty, land

use, urban environmnet, and rural development are explored.

 

ECON 3750 Money and Banking 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 2105. Analysis of financial intermediaries, instruments and markets

in determining the level and distribution of economic activity.

 

ECON 3800 Environmental Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2106 and MATH 1261. Application of microeconomic principles to

environmental and natural resource policy. Topics include economic efficiency and market

failure, valuing the environment, pollution control, exhaustible and renewable resource policy,

waste and toxic substance disposal, and the effect of industry and agriculture on the environment.

 

ECON 3810 Health Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2106 and MATH 1261. Comprehensive introduction to the economics

of health and health care. Topics include the market for health care, private insurance

and health care providers, social insurance, and health system reform.

 

Econ 3820 Experimental Economics 3-0-3

An introduction to the use of experimental methods in economics. Coverage includes: design of experiments; analysis of

experimental data and interpretation of results; and application of experimental methods to the study of key microeconomic topics,

including individual decision making, game theory, markets, auctions, and bargaining. Students gain hands-on experience, as they

conduct and participate in economic laboratory experiments.

 

ECON 3850 Sustainability: An Economic Perspective 3-0-3

Introduction to economic analysis related to sustainability literature. Topics covered will

include the depletion of fisheries, population growth, ecological footprints, corporate environmental

responsibility, socially responsible investing, green GDP, and industrial symbiosis.

 

ECON 3860 Labor Economics and Labor Relations 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2106 and MATH 1261. Investigation of the workings and outcomes

of the labor market. Topics include the determination of wages, wage differentials, the impact

of unions, and the process of collective bargaining.

 

ECON 4100 Managerial Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 3000 and ECON 3001. Analysis of major decision-making areas

within the firm. Students are introduced to demand forecasting techniques, advanced production

and cost relationships, and optimal pricing models.

 

ECON 4500 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 3001. Analysis of the factors that influence national income, long-run

economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Using various macroeconomic models, students

develop the analytic tools and insights required to evaluate the sources of business

cycle fluctuations. The impacts of fiscal and monetary policy decisions are emphasized.

 

ECON 4640 International Macroeconomics 3-0-3

Prerequisite: ECON 4500. Advanced study of the international exchange of financial

instruments and the effects of this exchange on employment, prices, production and the

balance of trade (payments). International macroeconomic policy is emphasized.

 

ECON 4800 Current Issues in Economics 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106. Study of a specific, current topic or topics

in the field of economics. May be repeated once for additional credit with prior approval of

advisor and instructor if different topics are covered in the subsequent course.

 

Sports Economics: An application of microeconomic principles to the sports industry.

The industrial organizationand public finance of the sports industry as well as

labor market outcomes forathletes are emphasized.

 

ECON 4900 Economic Research 3-0-3

Prerequisites: ECON 3000, ECON 3001, and senior standing. Study of methods and

techniques of economic research. Topics include hypothesis development, modeling, data

sources, analytical methods, and presentation techniques. A research paper is required.

 

ECON 4980 Economics Internship 3 hours credit

Prerequisite: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and completion of the Economics Internship

Agreement Form. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” The application of academic

economic skills in an employment situation. A research project, approved by a faculty

member and the employer, is required. A student must adhere to the Economics Internship

Program Guidelines. The internship can be taken only once.

 

ECON 4990 Directed Study in Economics 3 hours credit

Prerequisites: ECON 3000 and ECON 3001. Directed research or reading in economics.

Proper form must be submitted to the Dean of the College of Business Administration at

least two weeks before the beginning of the semester.