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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.
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey
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.
Course Offering
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak
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.
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: John Neral

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.
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
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
Course Offering
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.
Course Offering
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey

ECON 511 Economics for Managers 

Course Offering
Spring 2017 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson

 

Course Descriptions, Fall 2016

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.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ 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.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair

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.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: John Neral
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: John Neral

ECON 211 Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics

An introduction to the forces at work in the national economy including income, employment and, the monetary system. A variety of written research assignments on current topics in macroeconomics required. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Honors program or permission of the instructor.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey

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.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis

ECON 305 Managerial Economics

Applications of micro-economic theory to management practices. Topics may include demand estimation and forecasting; production and cost; pricing in various market structures; and special topics in firm decision making. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212; and MATH 118 or MATH 220 or MATH 236.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: David Kiriazis

ECON 306 Money and Banking

The nature and functions of money, credit, banking, and the Federal Reserve System. Institutions generating the money supply; the influence of monetary and fiscal policies on economic stability and growth. Every Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Armond Rossi

ECON 351 Intermediate Macro-Economics

General theory, both Keynesian and post-Keynesian, of the growth of the economy as a whole. Monetary theory, fiscal policy, and review of macroeconomic issues. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Daniel Mizak

ECON 400 International Trade

An explanation of the pure theory of international trade and its application to trade policy; comparative advantage; gains from trade; tariffs, quotas, and other barriers to trade. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: John Neral

ECON 405 Economics of Developing Countries

Survey of underdeveloped economies. Theories of economic development and their application; appraisal of programs in selected developing countries. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Suzanne McCoskey

ECON 408 Urban and Regional Economics

Focuses on applied economic analysis of the regional economy and areas within the regional economy. Techniques introduced include economic base analysis, shift share analysis and input-output modeling. Fall, even-numbered years. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211 and ECON 202/212.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Anthony Stair

ECON 460 Introduction to Econometrics

Applies economic theory, mathematics, and statistical techniques for the purpose of testing hypotheses about economic phenomena, estimating coefficients of economic relationships, and forecasting economic events. Prerequisites: ECON 201/211, ECON 202/212 and MATH 109/209/110/380.
Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: Oleg Kucher

ECON 511 Economics for Managers

Course Offering
Fall 2016 ♦ Instructor: William Anderson