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Economics Undergraduate Courses

What Do Economists Study?

Microeconomics: people, decision-making, businesses, markets, strategic interaction, interdependence, sports, terrorism, the law

Macroeconomics: economic growth, unemployment, financial markets, international trade, money and banking, inflation

Policy: poverty, charitable giving, education, healthcare, crime, the environment, cities, corruption

Course Offerings: Policy

  • Current Economic Problems
  • Economics of Altruism
  • Economics of Poverty
  • Economics of Health Care
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic History of the U.S.
  • European Economic History
  • Economics of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia
  • Gender in the Economy
  • Economics and the Law
  • Economics of Energy
  • Development Economics
  • Economics of China

Course Offerings: Markets

  • Managerial Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics of Antitrust
  • International Trade
  • Money and Banking
  • International Monetary Systems

Related:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Games and Economic Behavior

Course Offerings: Data, Statistics and Programming

  • Data Analysis using Python
  • Economic Statistics
  • Economic Methodology
  • Economics with SAS

The world and economy increasingly driven by data and software!

<h2>ECON 1000 - Survey of Economics</h2><p>A survey of economics class that covers both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Intended for students who seek to fulfill the Tier II Social Science requirement and do not intend to take any other economics course. Students study an overview of important economic topics, from microeconomics and macroeconomics, using online course materials and assignments.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> (C or better in MATH D004 or D005) or (C or better in Math 1200) or (Math Placement Level 1 or higher) Warning: no credit for this course if taken after the following: ECON 1030 or 1040 or 3030 or 3040 or 3050</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics</h2><p>Basic theory and economic analysis of prices, markets, production, wages, interest, rent, and profits. Analysis of how the capitalistic system determines what, how, and for whom to produce. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Math placement level 2 or higher or C or better in MATH 1200</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics</h2><p>Basic theory of national income analysis. Causes of unemployment and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Math placement level 2 or higher or C or better in MATH 1200</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2020 - Gender in the Economy</h2><p>Gender in the Economy is an introductory course. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine ways in which gender, as a culturally defined concept, affects the economy. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2130 - Current Economic Problems</h2><p>This course applies economic theory to current economic problems with emphasis on public policy implications.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2150 - Frontiers of Economics</h2><p>This course is an in-depth exploration of novel policy issues confronting economists today. It considers cutting-edge issues in economics that are relevant to public policy. It explores divergent thought on the issue and considers strengths and weaknesses of differing policy objectives and related proposals. There is a special emphasis on the role innovation can play in addressing these issues. While topics and analysis stem from economics, the course also provides a setting for students to engage in critical thinking by identifying innovative solutions to cutting-edge problems.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2200 - Introduction to Economic Data Analysis Using Python</h2><p>This course introduces programming and statistics to students from different majors and teaches techniques that apply across many disciplines. No prior programming or statistics experience is necessary. The course introduces students to Python programming language to develop the ability to apply economic analysis and prediction techniques to real-world scenarios through working with real-world data sets. Topics covered include data types, tables, sequences, visualization, causality and experiments, testing hypotheses, estimation, prediction, and inference for regression.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Constructed World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2AS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2300 - Society, Technology and Economic Growth</h2><p>In this course students examine the interactions between society and technology and the implications of the principles of the new economic growth theory. New economic growth theory is explored as a component of the history of economic thought. Special attention is paid to how the introduction and spread of new technologies occur in an endogenous manner. Synergies between technology and society have the potential to produce positive economic and social change. Students examine the hypothesis of possible synergies and the evidence to date for or against.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2400 - International Trade Relations and Applications</h2><p>This course examines the basic principles that govern international trade and their current applications. The emphasis is on the empirical evidence of world trade patterns and trade policies of both developed and developing nations. Topics include: the principle of comparative advantage; tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers; industrial policies; World Trade Organization (WTO); regional trade agreements; multinational enterprises.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2510 - Global and Local Food Economies</h2><p>This is an introductory course on the global and local food economy. The class includes an overview of global food production and agriculture with particular focus on the developing regions of the world. Topics range from an examination of the inter-relatedness of economic growth, population growth, and environmental degradation to analyses of food security, agricultural policies, and innovations relevant to the food economy. Introductory economic theory provides the backdrop used to analyze these complex, multidisciplinary issues. The class includes a field component with visits to local farms and food distribution networks. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2600 - Economics of Health Disparities</h2><p>The course explores health disparities from an economic point of view. The term health disparities in health economics refers to differences in health across two groups of people. The course applies economic theory to analyzing public policy issues regarding differences in health outcomes. We explore why health disparities occur and how economic policy could be used (or could not be used) to correct for these disparities. Topics include social and economic determinants of health and discrimination in health care.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Connected World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2700 - Economics of Conflict</h2><p>This course applies basic economic toolkits to study conflicts. Topics include but are not limited to economic causes and consequences of conflicts, conflict types and resource allocation decisions, economic choices in anarchic environments, economic incentives and bargaining failures.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Pillar: Social or Behavioral Sciences</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 2SS</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2890 - Economic Data Analysis with Excel and SAS</h2><p>The course teaches students how to use Excel and SAS software packages to analyze economic data. Students learn how to locate real-world data from various online sources. They also learn how to use statistical software to analyze the data using basic statistical and econometric methods. Students also work on empirical projects in Excel and SAS to investigate important policy issues that face societies.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> No credit if taken after ECON 4890</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Arch: Constructed World</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 2900 - Special Topics in Economics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated.</p>
<h2>ECON 2970T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in microeconomics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 2971T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in advanced microeconomics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 2980T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in macroeconomics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 2981T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in advanced macroeconomics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 3000 - Mathematics for Economists</h2><p>Mathematical analysis in economics. Calculus and matrix algebra techniques used prominently in economics literature, together with their application to selected problems in economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3010C - Economics of Altruism</h2><p>This course is an introduction into behavioral economic theory and methods as they pertain to concepts of altruism, generosity, and giving. The course will contrast economic theories that predict selfish behavior to those that attempt to explain kindness and generosity. Recent research in behavioral economics shows a plethora of surprising and often, conflicting evidence on the existence of altruism. Students will become familiar with the altruism literature and related economic experiments and games. The role of humanitarianism in society will be explored as students perform service learning projects with local non-profit organizations. Students will learn project evaluation techniques to give insight into effective philanthropy.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Jr or Sr</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Bridge: Learning and Doing</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3020 - Games and Economic Behavior</h2><p>This course studies strategic interactions where each player seeks to anticipate the moves of the other players and each knows that the others are doing the same. The emphasis is on applications of game theory in economics, business and finance. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and Warning: No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): POLS 4070</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3030 - Intermediate Microeconomics</h2><p>Price system as allocative mechanism. Price and production policies of individual firms and consumers under alternative market conditions and analysis of these policies on social efficiency of resource allocation. Students expected to have understanding of elementary algebra and geometry. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3040 - Intermediate Macroeconomics</h2><p>Factors determining level of nation's economic activity and responsible for growth and stability in nation's economy. Part of course devoted to measures of national income while remainder consists of analysis of interrelationships among production, price levels, relative prices, employment, and capital formation. Students expected to have understanding of elementary algebra and geometry. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3050 - Managerial Economics</h2><p>Analysis of decision-making in enterprise; market environment; measurement of influence of policy and nonpolicy variables on sales and costs; sales, cost, and profit forecasting; and empirical studies of market structure and pricing. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 1350 or 2301 or 2302)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3070 - Economic Data Analysis</h2><p>This course uses Microsoft Excel and other popular data analysis software on real-life small and large data sets and teaches students how to apply various software procedures to conduct data organization, visualization and perform statistical and financial analysis of economic and business data. This course also teaches students how to interpret statistical output of estimated functions and written reports for rational decision-making by using business and economic analysis.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> (ECON 1030 or 1040) and (3810 or QBA 2010)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3080 - Behavioral Economics</h2><p>This course combines insights from psychology with neo-classical economic theory and applies human and social cognitive and emotional patterns to better understand economic decision making and public choice. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3100J - Writing on Economic Issues</h2><p>This course teaches students to write about economic issues for a general audience.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (Jr or Sr)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Foundations: Advanced Writing</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 1J</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3120 - Economics of Poverty</h2><p>Incidence, causes, measurement and analysis of poverty worldwide. This is a designated service learning course.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3120C - Economics of Poverty</h2><p>Incidence, causes, measurement and analysis of poverty worldwide. This is a designated service learning course.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3130 - Economics of the Environment</h2><p>Economic analysis of such environmental matters as air, water, and noise pollution, population growth, and land use. Emphasis placed on use of economic theory and empirical research in evaluating environmental policies. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 1350 or 2301 or 2302)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3140 - Natural Resource Economics</h2><p>Explores the economic aspects involved in the extraction and utilization of both renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Topics include the economics of oil and mineral extraction, groundwater use, agricultural practices, forestry, and fisheries. Allocation of property rights and economic benefits and costs of natural resource use also are examined. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 163A or 1350 or 2301 or 2302)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3150 - Economics of Health Care</h2><p>The main topics include: Private versus social health insurance. Economics of HIV/AIDS. Rational and bounded rational addiction models. Economics of smoking, drinking, obesity. Exams involve solving numerical problems and writing short essays on health policy issues.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3160 - Economics and the Law</h2><p>Major topics are property, contracts, and torts. Class time is divided between economic analysis of these topics in the abstract and actual legal cases that involve these topics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3200 - Labor Economics</h2><p>Demand for labor, supply of labor, household production, compensating wage differentials, education and training, discrimination, unions, and unemployment. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3200A - Honors Experience: Labor Economics</h2><p>OHIO Honors curricular experience in Labor Economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3200 concurrent and student in the OHIO Honors program</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 0</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3220 - Economics of Human Resources</h2><p>Investigation of the decisions individuals and families make regarding education, marriage, fertility, labor supply, and child care, as well as the effects of public policy on these decisions. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3320 - Industrial Organization</h2><p>Market structures, market conduct, and social performance of industries. Emphasis upon firms' strategic behavior in price and nonprice competition. Topics include oligopolistic pricing, strategic entry deterrence, location strategies, product quality, advertising, and research and development. Economic welfare implications of firms' behavior examined. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 163A or 1350 or 2301 or 2302)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3340 - Economics of Antitrust</h2><p>Explores the economic behavior of the firm subject to antitrust laws. Topics include collusion, price discrimination, vertical restraints, and other behavior where the intent may be to monopolize a market. Also examines institutional incentives and economic benefits and costs of antitrust laws.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3350 - Economics of Energy</h2><p>Applies economic theory to analyzing public policy issues regarding energy production and use--including such topics as price controls, import dependency, conservation, supply outlook, and industry concentration. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 163A or 1350 or 2301 or 2302)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3370 - Economics of Regulation</h2><p>This course examines the theory and practice of economic, health, safety, and environmental regulations.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3400 - International Trade</h2><p>International trade patterns, theories of absolute and comparative advantage, classical and modern trade theory, tariffs, quotas, nontariff barriers, preferential trading arrangements. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3410 - International Monetary Systems</h2><p>How exchange rates are determined, fixed vs. flexible rates, government intervention, fiscal and monetary policy in open economy, transmission of inflation and unemployment among nations, international capital movements, covered interest arbitrage, forward exchange, Euro-currency markets. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3430 - Financial Economics</h2><p>In a free economy, income earners' savings flow directly and through intermediaries to investors who use the proceeds to increase capital, the engine of growth. Intermediaries such as banks, brokers, and exchanges, create instruments such as equities, bonds, mutual fund shares, and their derivatives, which trade in secondary markets. This course examines the interrelationships between institutions, instruments, participants, strategies, and markets.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3500 - Development Economics</h2><p>This course examines classic and modern theories of economic development and growth focusing on applications to the developing world. Special topics may include debt, trade, reform, foreign investment, education, health, the role of the state, and international aid. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3510 - Agricultural Development</h2><p>Patterns of agricultural development; technological and demographic changes in agriculture; socioeconomic problems; marketing arrangements; case studies of specific agricultural development projects.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3520 - Economic History of the United States</h2><p>Economic factors in development of U.S., including historical growth of economic institutions such as banking, manufacturing, labor unions, and agriculture, from colonial times to present.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3530 - European Economic History</h2><p>Economic growth of developed countries. Focus on industrial revolutions in Great Britain, France, Germany, and the former Soviet Union. Historical experience of these countries related to various theories of economic change. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3600 - Money and Banking</h2><p>Role of money and banking system in determination of national income and output. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3710 - Cost Benefit Analysis</h2><p>A systematic treatment of all the concepts underlying benefit cost analysis combined with hands on experience in using cost benefit analysis to evaluate actual public projects.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3810 - Economic Statistics</h2><p>Statistical methods are developed within an economic context. Fundamental statistical topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, random variables, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and (MATH 1350 or Math 2301 or Math 2302) and WARNING:No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): ISE 3040 or ISE 3200 or MATH 253 or MATH 2500</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 3970T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in an economics field.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 3980T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Tutorial on topics in an economics field.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 4060 - Monetary Theory and Policy</h2><p>Emphasis on monetary economics. Money demand and supply theory and policies for minimizing cyclical fluctuations in economic activity.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3040 or 3600</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4150 - Regional Analysis</h2><p>Regional economic issues and the role for regional economic policy.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 4250 - Government and Economic Policy</h2><p>Survey of economic approach to analyzing public policy issues. Uses concepts of welfare economics and public choice economics, as applied to sample of policy subjects. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4300 - Public Finance</h2><p>Role played by government as user of economic resources and redistributor of incomes. Some questions explored: need for government's entry into economy, optimal size of government, selection of tax and expenditures schemes, and effects of government economic activity on private sector. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 or 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4440 - Futures Markets</h2><p>Contracts, trading, institutions, and strategies, including hedging and speculation. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3600 or FIN 3270</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4550 - Economics of Africa</h2><p>Analysis of African Economies</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3500</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4730 - Economics of Southeast Asia</h2><p>Economic characteristics, development problems, strategies, and prospects of countries of Southeast Asia. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4740 - Economics of Latin America</h2><p>Economics of Latin American countries, prospects for economic development of the region, nature and origin of institutional obstacles to economic change. Economic heritage of colonial period and subsequent evolution of economic institutions, resources of the area and utilization, and trends in economic activity and policy in post-WWII period. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4750 - Economics of China</h2><p>This course examines the history and development of the Chinese economy. The emphasis is given to the transformation of the Chinese economy into a market economy with its special characteristics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4760 - Economics of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia</h2><p>Study the economic characteristics, current economic problems, and future growth prospects for these economies. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4850 - Economic Methodology</h2><p>This course utilizes statistical testing of economic hypotheses using linear regression techniques. The economic models tested are those commonly employed in the microeconomic and macroeconomic literature. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3040 and (3030 or 3050) and (3810 or QBA 2720)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Capstone: Capstone or Culminating Experience</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4870 - Introduction to Econometrics</h2><p>Basic linear regression models are explored within an econometric context. Simple and multiple linear regression models are introduced under classical assumptions and developed in relation to heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, multicollinearity, and specification errors. Models with binary regressors, models with qualitative dependent variables, and the simultaneous equations model are introduced. Computer assignments provide experience in empirical social science research.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> (ECON 3030 or 3040) and (3810 or QBA 2010)</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4890 - Economics with SAS</h2><p>Use statistical and econometric techniques in SAS to study selected topics of current interest in the area of economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 3810</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4900 - Special Topics in Economics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated.</p>
<h2>ECON 4910 - Internship in Economics</h2><p>This class represents an internship for a student. Internships must be supervised by a faculty member.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 1030 and 1040 and 3810</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Bridge: Learning and Doing</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4930 - Readings</h2><p>Readings in selected fields of economics. Topics selected by student in consultation with faculty member.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4940 - Independent Research</h2><p>Methodology, analysis of data, and preparation of research findings.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 3</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> Bridge: Learning and Doing</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.</p>
<h2>ECON 4970T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Thesis Tutorial</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>
<h2>ECON 4980T - Economics Tutorial</h2><p>Thesis Tutorial</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> HTC</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> </p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> </p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.</p>