Economics Courses

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ECON 110|Economic Trends, Issues and Policy [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly EC 110

This course is intended as a non-technical, issues-orientated 100-level course in economics. This course uses economic theory to analyze economic situations and the implications for possible public policy. The economic theory is very basic and appropriate, and not geared to business and economics majors but to those students who would like an overview of economic theory. The theory includes supply and demand, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, production possibilities, and a basic description of the general macroeconomic model. Some economic history related to the formation of U.S. policy and law is included. This course includes issues of gender, race, and ethnicity.

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ECON 116|Economic Development of the United States

5 Credits

Formerly EC 116

This class is a history of the American economy. It looks at the evolution of American economic institutions, from the colonial period, early statehood, the American Civil War, westward expansion, the impact of the two world wars, and the Great Depression that was between them. It looks at the regional and occupational specialization that enables the colonial economy to grow internally and to fit itself into the world economy that nurtured it.

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ECON 199|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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ECON&201|Micro Economics [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly EC 202

Micro economic concepts are applied to business and household decision-making as well as public policy. Major topics include: scarcity and choice, production possibilities, alternative allocative mechanisms, supply and demand analysis, elasticity, consumer choice, production and costs, market structures, antitrust and regulation, and public micro economics.

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ECON&202|Macro Economics [S/B]

5 Credits

Formerly EC 201

This course introduces such important concepts as: market systems and their alternatives, supply and demand, measurement and determination of a nation's output and income, inflation and unemployment, both demand-side and supply-side aspects of fiscal and monetary policies, federal debt, and international trade and finance.

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ECON 291|History of American Economic Development [S/B]

1–5 Credits

Formerly EC 291

Concise overview of the basic elements of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Economic analysis is used to understand the major economic forces in American history with emphasis on those factors which aided growth and development. Economic theory is applied to understand and evaluate current social and economic problems in contemporary American society.

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ECON 299|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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ECON 305|Managerial Economics [S/B]

5 Credits

The course covers allocation of resources, economic systems, economics institutions and incentives, markets structures and prices, productivity, international economics, the global marketplace, aggregate supply and demand, and public policy towards business. As a final project, students, using information from the class, prepare a report as to how economics impacts a specific business/company.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.

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ECON 310|Comparative Economic System

5 Credits

ECON 310 first classifies and then examines the major economic systems of the world. The course focuses on a general understanding of how economic systems work and how economic theories of growth and development interact with government policy, history, and culture to explain economic performance of different countries. Economies examined in some detail include several advanced market capitalist countries (e.g., the former Soviet Union, Poland, and China), and other East Asian economies (e.g., South Korea, Malaysia, and India). The economies in Africa and Middle East are also covered.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.

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ECON 315|Economics of Healthcare [S/B]

5 Credits

Covers the allocation, production, and distribution of healthcare in our economy. Examines how healthcare demand differs from that of other goods. Major topics include: cost and benefit evaluation methods, the demand for medical care including the law of demand, short run and long run costs of medical care, supply and demand, market structures, and the role of government in healthcare. The various segments of the healthcare industry are also studied.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two-year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.

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