Economics

Name Title Credits School
ECON 100 The Origins of Economic Thought 1 School of Management
This course will survey the history of economics from the time of Adam Smith and some of his predecessors to the time of Karl Marx. Students will be exposed to the major schools of thought and shown the relevance of basic economic ideas to the great debates of our own times.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-0-1

ECON 101 Basic Economics 3 School of Management
A basic introduction to economic analysis, with emphasis on the problems and issues of a modern economy. This course is not available to business and political science majors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 105 Principles of Economics I 3 School of Management
A study of basic economic concepts emphasizing analysis of the aggregate economy. The fundamental concepts of national income and its determination, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 110 Principles of Economics II 3 School of Management
An examination of the processes of price determination, output, and resource allocation in perfect and in imperfect competition. Also covers labor economics, international trade and finance, and alternative economic systems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 201 Money and Banking 3 School of Management
The structure and function of the banking system and financial markets. The use of monetary policy in the regulation of the national economy. The role of the Federal Reserve System.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ECON 105 or ECON 202

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 202 Principles of Economics I 3 School of Management
A study of basic economic concepts emphasizing analysis of the aggregate economy. The fundamental concepts of national income and its determination, economic fluctuations, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 204 Principles of Economics II 3 School of Management
An examination of the processes of price determination, output, and resource allocation in perfect and in imperfect competition. Also covers labor economics, international trade and finance, and alternative economic systems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 320 International Economics and Finance 3 School of Management
This course provides the conceptual framework that forms the basis for global commerce. Topics include free trade, the flow of goods and services, investments, balance of payment, and the International Monetary System and the foreign exchange markets in the context of alternative international adjustment mechanisms.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take ECON 105, ECON 110, and one course in this group: QANT 201 or QANT 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 325 Economic Development 3 School of Management
An analytic survey of the theories of economic growth in developing countries, the problems of technological change, capital accumulation, and economic planning. Diversification of the economy, inflation, and human investment are studied, along with the different historical paths to development.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ECON 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ECON 340 Economics in Action 0 School of Management
Linked to a content course, student engagement into community service provides the means to gain a deeper understanding of content course objectives, acquire new knowledge, and engage in civic activity.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-0-0

ECON 345 Urban Economics 3 School of Management
This course is an introduction to Urban and Regional Economics with focus on public policy. The course will cover topics on real estate, urban congestion, urban crime, poverty, transportation, smart growth, and the functions of government in taxation and zoning laws.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ECON 204

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3