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Undergraduate Economics

2017 Fall Term

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3 Units

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (GS)

Economics 201

Consumer and firm behavior. Market supply and demand and the price system. Monopoly and imperfectly competitive market structures. The pricing of factors of production and the distribution of income. Additional topics may include: poverty, growth and development; international trade. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.


3 Units

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (GS)

Economics 202

The economic problem: allocating scarce resources among alternative uses. The role of the market: supply and demand. The aggregate economy: output, income, employment and inflation. The nature and role of money. The effect of government expenditure and taxation on the economy. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.


3 Units

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Economics 245

An introduction to descriptive statistics, probability theory and statistical inference. Graphical and numerical methods of summarizing data. Probability concepts and theoretical probability distributions. Sampling and sampling distributions. Estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Correlation and regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistical techniques.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Economics 301

Consumer and firm behavior. Theories of consumption and production. Pricing of products and factors of production under different market structures. General equilibrium. Market failure, externalities and public goods.


3 Units

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Economics 302

Measuring the aggregate economy: national income and product accounting, inflation and unemployment. The nature and role of money and interest rates in the macroeconomy. The effects of monetary and fiscal policies on output, employment and inflation in the short and long run. Economic fluctuations and growth.


3 Units

ECONOMETRICS

Economics 345

The second course in statistics is a course in applied regression analysis with particular emphasis on economic analysis. It begins with a review and extension of descriptive statistics, probability and statistical inference as presented in Business Statistics before going on to a detailed treatment of simple and multiple regression.


3 Units

ECONOMICS OF LABOR MARKETS AND POLICIES

Economics 353

A study of the demand for and supply of labor with particular emphasis upon: the behavior of labor markets; economic theories of wage determination; labor institutions and their historical evolution; labor-management relations; the effects of public policy.


3 Units

MONEY AND BANKING

Economics 354

The demand for and supply of money in historical perspective including the role of the banking system in the credit creation process. Financial markets, interest rates and economic activity. The Federal Reserve System, monetary policy and the macroeconomy.


3 Units

PUBLIC FINANCE

Economics 356

Economic analysis of public sector issues in relation to the overall economy including: market failure and the role of the public sector; the effects of government expenditures, taxation and borrowing on the allocation and distribution of resources; stability of the U.S. economic system.


3 Units

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORLD ECONOMY

Economics 360

The historical growth experience of industrialized economies; the challenge of development in Asia, Africa and Latin America; problems of transition in formerly centrally planned economies. Economic growth and structural change; income distribution and poverty; population growth and human resources; international trade, foreign investment and development assistance.


3 Units

BUSINESS CYCLES

Economics 402

An historical overview and theoretical interpretations of U.S. business cycle experience. U.S. business cycles in a global context, business cycle theories and stabilization policy.


3 Units

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND BANKING

Economics 406

The monetary dimension of international economics. Balance of payments accounting; exchange rates, prices and interest rates; spot and forward foreign exchange; international financial markets and international banking; exchange rate systems and the role of central banks; open-economy macroeconomics; the international monetory system and current policy issues.


3 Units

ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Economics 413

A survey of fundamental micro and macro economic theory that can be presented as mathematical models. The course emphasizes the use of models in positive economic analysis of areas such as consumer behavior, production, financial markets; and their role in facilitating rigorous analysis and developing testable predictions.


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Economics 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in the major or 6 credits in the degree.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Economics 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

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