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Economics (ECON)

ECON 2301:    Principles of Macroeonomics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Topics in macroeconomics including aggregate economic performance, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, money and financial markets, monetary and fiscal policies, policy debates and applications, and international economics.

ECON 2302:    Principles of Microeconomics

Cr. 3(3-3-0).
A study of market systems. Topics include supply and demand, the behavior of firms and households in different market structures, government intervention in markets, barriers to trade, and foreign exchange markets.

ECON 3305:    Managerial Economics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  ECON 2301, 2302, BUSI 3303, and COSC 3325
The development of basic economic concepts and their application to managerial decision making.  This is an applied microeconomic theory and applied econometric course requiring the use of a statistical package. (Formerly ECON 3315) (Credit will not be given for both ECON 3315 and ECON 3305)

ECON 3311:    Money and Banking

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSI 3303.
The main goal of this course is to develop the framework that will help students to understand the structure of financial markets, money, interest rate determinants, banking system, Federal Reserve System and role of monetary policy.  This is an undergraduate course and is an introduction to the behavioral science of economics which focuses on the logic, intuition and operation of a financial system, concept of money, financial markets, and financial institutions and intermediaries (like central banks, investment banks). Former course title: Money/Banking and the Economy.

ECON 3321:    Intermediate Macroeconomics

Cr. 3(3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSI 3303.
The main objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the core theoretical models used in the field of macroeconomics.  The field of macroecnomics studies, inter alia, economic aggregates such as unemployment, inflation and output in partial and general equilibrium models.  

ECON 3322:    Intermediate Microeconomics

Cr. 3(3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSI 3303.
This course uses microeconomic tools to analyze economic issues and the decisions made by consumers and producers.  Basic linear algebra and derivative techniques will be taught and applied in optimization with constraints.

ECON 4315:    Introduction to Econometrics

Cr. 3(3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSI 3303.
This class is an undergraduate-level introduction to econometrics, an applied set of tools that uses statistical analysis to analyze data.

ECON 4316:    International Economics

Cr. 3(3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSI 3303.
This course is designed to show the theoretical and empirical foundations and policy applications of economics topics that influence more than one country.  Classroom presentations stress the theory.  Examples and Questions in the text are crucial for a good grade.  

ECON 4317:    Labor Economics

Cr. 3(3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ECON 2301, ECON 2302, COSC 3325, and BUSi 3303.
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor and population economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests.  The course is to help students understand the fundamental forces underlying the complex operations of modern labor markets as well as economic determinants and consequences of changes in population structure and dynamics.  Students will become familiar with the theories and methods used by labor and population economists and will have the opportunity to apply those methods to topics of interest and current events.

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