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ECON 1013  Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This is an introductory course, which views the behavior of the economy as a whole and the problems of economic organization. Students will explore the fluctuations of output and prices. Problems and measurement of economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and income will be discussed. Money, credit and financial institutions will be analyzed, as well as their impact on fiscal policies and international trade.

ECON 2023  Principles of Microeconomics

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course provides an analysis of the basic market forces of supply and demand, and economic outcomes under different market structures such as competitive, imperfectly competitive and monopolistic markets. The labor and capital markets are analyzed. In addition, the economics of the public sector emphasizes tax policy, externalities, monopoly power, and the provision of public goods. The course examines contemporary social issues such as income distribution, poverty, and the welfare system as well as global issues such as international trade and protectionism.

ECON 4900  Directed Study

Credits: 1.00 TO 6.00 Credits

A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.