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Economics Program Course Descriptions


Course Descriptions, Spring 2017

ECON 200 Basic Economics

Introductory survey course covering both Macro and Microeconomics designed to provide minimum competence for majors other than business, accounting and economics.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Armond Rossi
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Armond Rossi

ECON 201 Principles of Economics (Macro)

An introduction to Principles of Economics focusing primarily on the forces determining the economy-wide levels of production, employment, and prices. Examines monetary and fiscal policy and alternative views of how the economy should be managed.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Armond Rossi
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson

ECON 202 Principles of Economics (Micro) 

An introduction to Principles of Economics focusing primarily upon individual consumer and producer decision making behavior in various organized market structures; the price system, market performance, efficiency and government policy. Prerequisite ECON 201/211.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: John Neral

Econ 300 History of Economic Thought

The historical evolution of economic doctrines from early times to the present; the relation of economics to social issues. Views and significance of major schools of thought. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis

ECON 301 Labor Economics

The theory of labor supply and demand, labor force participation, investment in human capital, compensating wage differentials, government regulation, employment, unemployment, unionism, discrimination, wage-related income transfers and pensions. Prerequisites ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Armond Rossi

ECON 352 Intermediate Micro-Economics

Theory of consumer behavior and demand. Production and cost theory and firm behavior under varying circumstances. Distribution theory. Prerequisites ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
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Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: John Neral
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis

ECON 401 International Finance 

The theory of international finance and its application to international monetary policy; international monetary capital movements; the balance of payments and adjustment mechanisms; alternative exchange rate systems. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak

ECON 404 Public Sector Economics

Government taxes and expenditures for economic stability and growth; tax equity, efficiency, and incidence; government services, relationship of monetary and fiscal policies. Spring, odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: John Neral

ECON 410 Resource and Energy Economics

Economic analysis of problems and policies affecting natural resource and energy industries and the related impacts on the environment. Analytical economic framework used to study energy, mineral, forest and fisheries industries. Spring, odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: ECON 202/211 or permission of the instructor.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher

ECON 450 Quantitative Economics

Introduction to the use of calculus, matrix algebra, LaGrangian constrained optimization and linear programming in economics. Prerequisites: Econ 201/211 and Econ 202/212

Spring 2017 
♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair

ECON 491 Seminar in Economics  

Research papers on a selected theme for critical analysis by members of the seminar. Leadership in discussion expected. Designed primarily for economics majors. Prerequisites: ECON 351, ECON 352 and ECON 407 or ECON 406; or senior standing. Capstone.

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey

ECON 511 Economics for Managers 

Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson
Spring 2017
 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson