• Courses

    ECON 1099, 2099, 3099, 4099 (1-4 credits) Special Topics Designed to meet special needs of economics students. May be repeated when topic varies.

    ECON 2330 Introduction to Economics (3-3-0) [#] A survey of economic principles. Basic principles, such as the nature of economics, voluntary exchange, markets, supply, demand, and supply-demand applications will be studied in depth. After a thorough grounding in the basics, the remainder of the course will introduce in very general terms the major subject- matter areas of microeconomics. Fall, Spring

    ECON 2332 Principles of Microeconomics (3-3-0) [#] A study of the principles involved in the production, cost, exchange, and distribution of goods and services in a market economy. Analysis includes the role of consumers; the theory of the firm; the determination of prices under differing degrees of competition; productive inputs and their earnings; and the economics of international trade. Prerequisite: ECON 2330. Fall, Spring

    ECON 2333 Principles of Macroeconomics (3-3-0) [#] A study of the theory and application of economic principles relating to the behavior of aggregate economic activity and the price level. Topics include aggregative economic variables and their measurement, economic growth, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, government deficits, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and international finance. Prerequisite: ECON 2330 or 2332. Fall, Spring

    ECON 3301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3-3-0) Intermediate price theory and introduction to welfare theory. Includes the theory of demand, theory of production, examination of costs, the theory of the firm, and the competitive structure of industries. Prerequisite: ECON 2332. Spring

    ECON 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3-3-0) Analysis of the economy with special emphasis on the measurement of income and prices, aggregate demand and supply, output, employment, price determination, inflation, business fluctuations, fiscal and monetary policies and growth. Prerequisite: ECON 2333. Fall

    ECON 3332 International Trade (3-3-0) Deals with international trade theory and policy. Topics include the reasons for international trade and factor movements, the instruments of trade policy, the political economy of trade policy, and trade policy in developing and advanced countries. Prerequisite: ECON 2333. Fall

    ECON 3333 International Finance (3-3-0) (Also FINA 3333) Deals with such international financial matters as the balance of payments, the foreign exchange markets, the macroeconomics of open economies, and the international monetary system. Prerequisite: ECON 2333, FINA 3341. As needed

    ECON 3335 Law and Economics (3-3-0) Economics provides a scientific theory of behavior as well as a method of evaluating laws‘ effects on important social goals. This course applies economic principles to numerous concrete legal questions, especially those arising in the broad areas of common law: property, tort, contract, and crime. Prerequisites: ECON 2332 and BSAD 3303. As needed

    ECON 3337 Urban and Regional Economics (3-3-0) An overview of regional differences. Topics include: the theory of industrial and agricultural location and human migration; the economic basis for land use patterns, central places, urban form, regional and urban structure, and growth; and an analysis and examination of urban problems. Prerequisite: ECON 2333. Spring

    ECON 3338 History of Economic Thought (3-3-0) Development of economic thought and economic methodology from antiquity to the advent of precapitalism to the formation of current schools of economics. The course will focus on the evolution of economics as a body of thought, the historical and cultural circumstances affecting this development, and the movement from classical economics to neoclassical economics as a foundation for modern economic theory. Prerequisite: ECON 2330. Fall,

    ECON 3344 Money and Banking (3-3-0) (Also FINA 3344) History and theory of banking; money and capital markets; central banking; monetary policy. Prerequisite: ECON 2333. Fall, Spring

    ECON 3346 Labor Economics (3-3-0) A study of labor markets: labor supply and demand, employment contracting and personnel economics, labor unions, investments in education and training, discrimination, and patterns of inequality. Also covered are applications of economic theory to important public policy isssues such as minimum wage laws, unions, and unemployment. Prerequisites: ECON 2332 and 2333. Spring

    ECON 4336 Public Finance (3-3-0) Deals with the justification for government activities, the design of programs consistent with these justifications, and the effects of major existing and proposed expenditure programs and taxes. Spring

    ECON 4337 Econometrics (3-3-0) Techniques of simple and multiple regression. Methods for correcting problems of autocorrelation heteroscedasticity, and multicollinearity

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