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  • EC-201

    Principles of Microeconomics

    This course introduces the study of economic decision-making by consumers and business firms in a market setting. Students learn how different types of markets for goods and services function and how government action can impact these markets.
  • EC-202

    Principles of Macroeconomics

    This course introduces the study of the economic forces that determine the overall level of employment, income, prices and economic growth. Students learn how changing money and credit conditions and changes in government tax and spending policies affect the macro economy.
  • EC-203

    The Global Economy

    This course aims to provide the student with the background necessary to understand the opportunities and challenges posed by our rapidly changing world economy. Among the many topics covered will be the global distribution of population and resources, the impact of free trade on world living standards, an international comparison of major economic systems, and an analysis of important issues such as resource depletion, pollution, income inequality, and poverty.
  • EC-204

    Women in American Economy

    This course is intended to introduce students to the fundamental building blocks of economic theory and analysis. It aims to provide a solid grounding in the essential elements of microeconomic theory, as well as an introduction to some of the most important issues and ideas in macroeconomics. Topics to be covered include the theory of consumer behavior; the analysis of production and costs; decision-making under alternative market structures; unemployment, inflation, and the business cycle; the budget deficit; and fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisite EC 203.
  • EC-205

    Women in American Economy

    Some of the complex issues involved in the sect economic activity are analyzed with particular attention given to an evaluation of the traditional division of labor between the sexes.
  • EC-206

    Survey of Economics

    This course is intended to introduce students to the fundamental building blocks of economic theory and analysis. It aims to provide a solid grounding in the essential elements of microeconomic theory, as well as an introduction to some of the most important issues and ideas in macroeconomics. Topics to be covered include the theory of consumer behavior; the analysis of production and costs; decision-making under alternative market structures; unemployment, inflation, and the business cycle; the budget deficit; and fiscal and monetary policies.
  • EC-208

    Economics in Film

    This course uses both contemporary and classic film to illustrate concepts in economics. The plots and subplots in the films will be examined utilizing economic analysis of the important economic problems society faces within a global and ethical context. As a survey course, it will cover economic concepts such as scarcity, resources, market systems, financial markets, government regulation, economic growth, money and banking, competition, labor economics, specialization, and market failure.
  • EC-301

    Sem:American Econ History

    This course examines the development of the American economy from colonial days to the present, with attention given to agriculture, industrialization, labor, transportation and communication, and the changing role of government in American economic life. M/M, P.
  • EC-302

    Sem:Current Econ Problems

    A study of the writings of selected major economists with special attention to the contributions they have made to contemporary economic theory.
  • EC-304

    History of Economic Thought

    This course is a survey of the evolution of economic ideas. Economic theories and policies will be related to the socioeconomic and intellectual climate of their times. Major economic thinkers from Adam Smith to current mainstream economists will be studied, as well as economists critical of their ideas. Prerequisites: EC 201 or EC 202. 16/FA:HYBRID
  • EC-305

    Money and Banking

    A study of the American financial system as it relates to money and banking. Banking as a business; new developments in banking; the Federal Reserve System; monetary policy and its relation to the problems of unemployment and inflation; international finance; foreign exchange markets. Prerequisites: MT209, EC202 (or permission from the instructor).
  • EC-306

    Quantitative Methods in Econ.

    A selective introductory treatment of mathematical and statisti- cal techniques commonly used in economics. Mathematical analysis and econometric estimation of demand, supply, cost and production functions. Linear programming and input-output models will be introduced. Students will be given the opportunity to construct and estimate their own models using computer facilities.