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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

    This course explores the historical perspectives of women and men in the context of economic development and the family as an economic unit. Occupational characteristics at all levels of economic activity are analyzed with particular attention given to an evaluation of the traditional division of the labor force and the impact on labor supply while comparing and contrasting labor markets of various development levels.
  • 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.