Economics

ECONOMICS 101: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (HSC)

Fall, Spring, multiple sections. Credit, three hours. Use of economic analysis to explain resource allocation, output, and income distribution in a market economy.

ECONOMICS 112: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (HSC)

Spring, multiple sections. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Economics 101 or permission of instructor. Introduction to economic analysis and its use in explaining levels of national income, employment, and price levels.

ECONOMICS 201: INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisites: Economics 101, Economics 112, and Mathematics 111 or permission of instructor. Contemporary theory that positions itself between beginning principles and work in theory at the graduate level, primarily treating economic theory as it relates to consumers, business enterprises, and factor markets.

ECONOMICS 212: INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisites: Economics 101, Economics 112, or permission of instructor. The economy as a whole; factors that determine overall employment levels, national income, and national output; economic fluctuation; macro monetary theory; the general price level; the rate of economic growth; and international income relationships.

ECON 220: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS (MQR)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisites: Economics 101 and Mathematics 111. (Economics 101 gives basic preparation in terms of economic concepts, and Mathematics 111 provides tools for better understanding of probability distributions.) This course will examine methods of collection, presentation, and analysis of economic data. Measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing will be at the center of discussions. Regression analysis will be introduced (time permitting).

ECONOMICS 231: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TRADE AND FINANCE (HSC)

Fall, Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Economics 101 or 112. Knowledge of basic economic concepts and graphical analysis is crucial for success in this course. The course is an introduction to international economics and will cover topics in trade theory, trade policy, and international finance.

ECONOMICS 302: DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT (HSC)

Spring. Credit: three hours. Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 112. This course discusses the development of economic doctrine and analysis from before capitalism to the modern period. Reading and discussion of historical texts are used to inform current economic debates.

ECONOMICS 385R: SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

TBA. Variable Credit. Prerequisites: Minimum of one economics course; permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies. Seminar and/or advanced course in selected topics in economics.