Degrees & Courses

Course List

Economics of Social Issues
ECON  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will introduce students to the application of economic decision making in a discussion of current social and economic issues, focusing on today’s most pressing social and economic problems from both a domestic and global viewpoint. Topics will include but not limited to the economics of education, health care, crime, drugs, inflation, poverty, urban congestion, international trade and environmental pollution. Fulfills general education requirement for Area E2. Not for Business majors.
Principles Economics (Macro)
ECON  0201 3.00 Credit Hours
A basic course that explains the organization, operation, and goals of the U.S. economic system with emphasis on basic principles and concepts; measurement, determination, and stabilization of national income; unemployment and inflation; the role of money and monetary policy; fiscal policy; economic growth; international finance; and current economic problems. Co-requisite: MATH 030 or above.
Principles Economics (Micro)
ECON  0202 3.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of economic principles with emphasis on the theory of price determination and income distribution, with particular attention to the nature and application of those bearing on decision making within a household, firm, or industry; cost and revenue implications of various product and factor market structures; and international trade and finance. Co-requisite: MATH 030 or above.
Money & Financial Institutions
ECON  0300 3.00 Credit Hours
The nature, need, functions, role, creation, and destruction of money and credit; financial institutions and their functions with special emphasis on the commercial banking system and the Federal Reserve system; introduction to monetary theory and policy; and international aspects of money and monetary policy. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and 202.
Managerial Economics
ECON  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
The price system and resource allocation through a system of markets and prices; price and output determination in perfect and imperfect markets; resource markets; and income determination. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, and MATH 120 or higher.
Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
National income determination with various macroeconomic models; fiscal and monetary policy; international linkages; consumption and investment; and trade-offs between inflation and unemployment. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, and MATH 120 or higher.
Law and Economics
ECON  0325 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will introduce students to the analytical tools used by economists to understand legal systems and how laws can alter behavior to achieve efficiency or fairness objectives. Topics include legal traditions and processes, property law, contract law, tort law, criminal law. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202.
Introduction to Econometrics
ECON  0410 3.00 Credit Hours
This applied course will introduce students to the methods used by economists to conduct evidence based research utilizing causal identification techniques. Students will plan and execute an independent research project. Topics include linear and non-linear regression, data diagnostics, endogeneity, simultaneous equations, and forecasting. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, and one of the following: GB 321, SOC 305, PSC 305, PSY 320, MATH 310.
Econ Organizations & Strategy
ECON  0430 3.00 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the application of economic theory to the inner workings of organizations and their interaction with rival firms in a business environment. Students will analyze of firm strategic behavior in competitive and noncompetitive markets using the basic concepts of economic theory. Students will also explore the firm’s behavior with respect to strategic positioning and dynamics paying close attention to internal organization, personnel economics, organization structure, and strategic fit. Prerequisites: ECON 301.
International Econ & Finance
ECON  0442 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will familiarize students with the analytical and empirical tools used by economists to understand international economics, trade and finance. Topics will include the Ricardian, Heckscher-Ohlin and new theories of trade; tariffs and commercial policy; factor movement and regional economic integration. Foreign exchange markets and balance of payments statistics, multinational banking and Eurocurrency markets, the monetary approach to balance of payments adjustments, internal and external balance through monetary and fiscal policy, the international monetary system, the need for a national monetary system and the need for a new international economic order will also be covered. Prerequisites: ECON 301 and ECON 302.
Env & Nat Resource Economics
ECON  0455 3.00 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to environmental economic theory and concepts. It provides students with the analytical techniques used in economic analysis of public policy relating to the environment and use of natural resources. Students will analyze historical and current environmental policy including issues under consideration by policy makers. Prerequisite: ECON 301.
Labor Economics
ECON  0460 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will introduce students to the analytical tools used by economists to understand the labor market. Topics include labor market equilibrium, life cycle issues, human capital, wages and pay incentives, labor mobility, employment discrimination, and unemployment. Prerequisites: ECON 301 and ECON 302.
Internship in Economics
ECON  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
An internship for senior Finance/ Economics students with an opportunity to observe and participate in actual business operations within the community. All internships must conform to institutional policy regarding the number of hours of work, the number of credit hours, and written agreements with the cooperating business or agency. Prerequisites: 65 hours, 3.0 GPA, and department approval. Repeatable up to six credit hours.
Advanced Topics in Economics
ECON  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper-division students. Topics to be announced each time the course is offered. Examples of seminars offered in the past are: 498-Seminar in International Economics, 498-Seminar in Business Cycles, and 498-Seminar in Public Finance.
Independent Study Economics
ECON  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed readings, research and discussion in selected areas of Economics for advanced majors. Scope, depth, area of concentration and credit to be arranged upon entry into course. Offered by arrangement. Prerequisites: Permission and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Repeatable up to six credit hours.