Courses


ECON 200 Economic Analysis 3.00 credits
A one-semester economics course for General Business minors and others interested in a one-semester survey course. Key microeconomics and macroeconomic models which are critical to the development of modern economics are explored. Analysis includes theories of supply and demand, theory of the firm, pricing, employment, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Fall.
 
ECON 201 Microeconomics 3.00 credits
Economics of the firm and the consumer. Principles underlying supply and demand; analysis of competition, monopoly, and other market structures; labor and other resource markets; international trade; taxation. Fall and Spring.
 
Equivalent: MBUS 500 - Successful completion
ECON 202 Macroeconomics 3.00 credits
The structure and functioning of the national economy. Particular attention is given to determinants of national income, employment and the price level, fiscal and monetary policies, international trade, exchange rates, and trade restrictions. Fall and Spring.
 
ECON 270H Honors Economics 3.00 credits
The fundamental concepts and approaches used in economics for analyzing problems involving the use of scarce resources to satisfy wants. The roles and limitations of both markets and government-directed forms of resource allocation are studied. Modern economic theories are discussed in the context of the historical development of the study of economics. May be substituted for ECON 201 Microeconomics. On sufficient demand.
 
Prerequisite: HONS 190 Minimum Grade: D or ENTR 101 Minimum Grade: D or ENTR 101 Minimum Grade: D
ECON 289 Special Topics .00 - 3.00 credits
Topic to be determined by instructor.
 
ECON 290 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Lower division topic to be determined in consultation with the faculty. Directed study requires completion of a form and permission from department. Zagweb registration is not available. Summer.
 
ECON 300 Econometrics 3.00 credits
Mathematical and statistical techniques applied to economic and business research and forecasting. Students will undertake a research project. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 202 Minimum Grade: D and (BUSN 230 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 121 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 321 Minimum Grade: D) and (MATH 157 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 114 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 148 Minimum Grade: D)
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3.00 credits
Analysis of the determinants of the levels of national output and prices and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 202 Minimum Grade: B-
ECON 303 Game Theory & Econ Appl 3.00 credits
Game theory is a study of strategic decision-making. Participants in games make decisions that are not only in their best interests but also anticipate and incorporate the fact that their decisions (and subsequent actions) have an impact on others and vice versa. This course includes a variety of economic applications of game theory in fields such as industrial organization and public economics. On sufficient demand.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 304 Econ of Enviromental Protectn 3.00 credits
Explores the economic dimensions of environmental topics such as air and water pollution, deforestation, non-renewable resource depletion, recycling, global warming. The course studies the extent of environmental problems and alternative solutions. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: ENVS 320 - OK if taken since Fall 2007
ECON 305 Public Finance 3.00 credits
Develops economic tools used to analyze government expenditures and taxation. Discussion of public policy issues such as welfare reform, health care, Social Security, tax reform, and fiscal problems of state and local governments. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 309 Money And Banking 3.00 credits
This course will focus on the principles of money, credit, banking, and financial markets. It will explore the roles of the Federal Reserve and the banking system in stabilizing the financial system, employment, and prices. The course will also look at the international financial system.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 202 Minimum Grade: D
ECON 310 Antitrust Policy & Regulation 3.00 credits
Examines the rationale for and effects of various government policies toward business. Analyzes the economic consequences of market power. Emphasis is placed on antitrust policy as a response to market power. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 311 Global Economic Issues 3.00 credits
This course is a presentation of a broad range of global economic issues and policies relevant to a number of disciplines including business, political science, and international studies. Topics include: why nations trade, international trade and economic growth, protectionism, discriminatory trade policies, the foreign exchange market, factor mobility, and comparative economic systems. Fall and Spring.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent: INST 343 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
ECON 312 Work, Wages, and Inequality 3.00 credits
An economic perspective on labor market issues. Explores recent controversial topics such as inequality in earnings, race and sex discrimination in labor markets, immigration, minimum wage laws and labor unions, health and safety regulations in the work place. Spring.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 320 Economics of Sports 3.00 credits
Explores the economic incentives present in both professional and amateur sports. Topics analyzed include league structure, advertising, ticket pricing, team decision making, labor relations, incentive structures, stadium financing and Title IX. Summer.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 333 Health Economics 3.00 credits
Consideration of microeconomic theory to the specialized area of health care. Topics include what makes health care distinctive as an economic good, the supply and demand for health and healthcare in theory and practice, and economic proposals to overcome market failure in the health care industry. On sufficient demand.
 
ECON 390 Directed Study 1.00 - 4.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
 
ECON 400 Managerial Economics 3.00 credits
Applications of economic theory to business decisions. Topics include: demand analysis, economic forecasting; market structure, competition, and pricing decisions; price discrimination.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D and (BUSN 230 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 121 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 321 Minimum Grade: D)
ECON 401 Adam Smith and Karl Marx 3.00 credits
A course focused on reading and discussing the works of two opposite but highly influential economic thinkers, Smith and Marx. Supplemented with material on other important economic thinkers from 1500 to 1870. Spring, even-numbered years.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 202 Minimum Grade: D
ECON 402 Currents in 20th Cent Econ 3.00 credits
Emphasis on the works of Thorstein Veblen and neoclassical, Austrian, Keynesian, post-Keynesian and Chicago School economists. Spring, odd-numbered years
 
Prerequisite: ECON 202 Minimum Grade: D
ECON 403 Adv Microeconomic Theory 3.00 credits
The focus of this course is economic decision-making in consumer and producer theory. Topics include: consumer's budget constraints and utility maximization, producer's profit maximization and cost minimization, comparison of decisions under perfect competition and monopoly, and externalities. Fall.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: B- or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: B- and (MATH 114 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 148 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 157 Minimum Grade: D)
ECON 404 Economic Integr-European Comm 3.00 credits
A survey of the origins and development of the European Community; its relation to GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs); monetary coordination; monopoly, competition, and the balances of payments. Florence campus only.
 
ECON 411 International Economics 3.00 credits
The focus of this course is on international trade theory and macroeconomic issues related to international finance. Topics include: economic analysis of the basis for international specialization and trade; gains from trade; the balance of international payments; tariffs; international monetary problems; exchange rate adjustments; capital movements; and international economic organizations.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D or ECON 101 Minimum Grade: D
ECON 489 Special Topic Seminar 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Topics and credit by arrangement.
 
Prerequisite: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D or ECON 270H Minimum Grade: D
ECON 491 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Individually-designed course at the upper division level appropriate to the student's major. Directed Study requires completion of a form, and permission from department. Zagweb registration is not available. Summer only.
 
ECON 497 Internship .00 - 3.00 credits
Work experience directly related to the student's major area of study. Internship requires completion of an application form, a 3.00 GPA and permission from department. Zagweb registration is not available. Fall, Spring and Summer.
 
ECON 499 Sr Comprehensive Examination .00 credits
Required of all Arts and Sciences Economics majors in their fourth year. Fall and Spring.