Economics
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
ECON 101
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Survey of economics. Key topics include current economic issues and processes related to ways individuals, groups, and whole societies produce, distribute, and utilize economic resources. This course is good preparation for the advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses. Credit not allowed for both Economics 101 and Economics 110. [SE, SS]
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
ECON 107
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Broad patterns, courses, and consequences of interrelationships between economic and geographic forces, processes, and resources. Location of economic activity, population dynamics, strategic resources, global economic flashpoints, patterns/consequences of regional integration. Same as GEOG 107. Credit not allowed for both ECON 107 and GEOG 107. [SE, SS]
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
ECON 110
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to economic concepts and their use in the global economy. Topics include basic microeconomics and macroeconomics, international trade, balance of payments, exchange rates, international institutions, energy, war, and terrorism. Intended for economics and non-economics majors. This course is an alternative for Economics 101, with additional topics including in-depth study of international economic issues. Credit not allowed for both Economics 101 and Economics 110. [SE, SS]
THE ECONOMIES OF THE PACIFIC RIM
ECON 111
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The events and people shaping the last 150 years of Asia-Pacific economics and history. Relate these to the shape of the Pacific Basin relationships. Economic resources and interdependence in the Pacific Basin, the United States in the Pacific, the collisions between the East and West, the changing attitudes toward power, authority, democracy, tradition and progress. [SE, SS]
THE ECONOMIES OF THE AMERICAS
ECON 112
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The economies and cultural characteristics of the nations of the United States. Gain an integrated perspective and greater appreciation of the nations which comprise Central and South America, a diverse region which encompasses great wealth and extreme poverty, small and large nations, democratic and totalitarian traditions, and complex multi-cultural heritage. [SE, SS]
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ECON 120
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
International economics, for both economics majors and non-economic majors, emphasizes the fundamental economic concepts for understanding today's global economy. Topics include the basic concepts and tools of international economic analysis, including trade, trade policy, trading blocs, protectionism, exchange rate determination, managing currencies, multi-national corporations, labor, developing countries, and the environment. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ECON 101. [SE, SS]
MICRO ECONOMICS
ECON&201
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Essential market processes, structures, issues, and variables governing how individuals, firms and governmental entities allocate resources, produce and distribute goods and services, determine prices, evaluate trade-offs and effectively compete and grow. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or MATH 095 or consent of Instructional Unit. [SE, SS]
MACRO ECONOMICS
ECON&202
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Broad economic principles, issues, structures, processes, and variables governing the dynamics of the United States and global economies. Problems of economic organization, market processes, role of government in the economy and society, money and banking processes and issues, measurement and determination of economic aggregates, fiscal and monetary policies, economic growth and development and international trade. Prerequisite: ECON 101 or MATH 095 or consent of Instructional Unit. [SE, SS]
SELECTED TOPICS
ECON 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Focus on selected topics in Economics. Because the course varies in theme and content, it is repeatable for credit. [GE, SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
ECON 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]