25. Introduction to Economics (3)
Recommended for first semester freshmen. Elementary survey of the development of economic ideas and theories in the context of economic history. Topics may vary as circumstances warrant. Does not count toward the major in economics. General Education BREADTH, Division 8.
40. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Not open to first-semester freshmen. Introduction to microeconomic theories of consumption, production, and income distribution; price determination and resource allocation under alternative forms of market organization; government regulation of economic activity; applied economic analysis and policy formation in selected topic areas. General Education BREADTH, Division 8. (CAN ECON 4)
50. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Prerequisite: Economics 40. Introduction to macroeconomic theories of the determination of income, output, employment, and prices in the economy as a whole; the monetary system; governmental counter-cyclical fiscal, monetary, and income policies; economic growth; international economics; economic development; and comparative economic systems. General Education BREADTH, Division 8. (CAN ECON 2)
100A. Economic Theory: Microeconomic Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Price mechanism and resource allocation under conditions of pure competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly; theories of consumer's choice, cost, production, income distribution; nature of economic generalizations.
100B. Economic Theory: Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. An examination of classical, Keynesian and post- Keynesian theories of the determination of the levels of income, output, and employment; the scientific and ideological implications of Keynesian thought; and the theoretical foundations of contemporary monetary and fiscal policies.
101. History of Economic Thought (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Evolution of economics as a science; doctrines of different schools of thought -- Mercantilists, Physiocrats, Historical School, Classical Economists; contributions of outstanding economists.
102W. Explorations in Economic Literature (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50; satisfactory completion (C or better) of the Engl 1 graduation requirement; upper-division standing. An investigation into important economic ideas and issues through selected readings of either contemporary literature or classics in the history of economic thought or both. The class is conducted as a seminar with emphasis on student contributions. This course meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.
103. Economics of Inflation, Unemployment, and Growth (3)
Prerequisite: Econ 50. A theoretical and empirical analysis of the various types of inflation and unemployment in the United States economy.
104T. Contemporary Economic Problems (3)
Prerequisite: upper-division standing or permission of instructor. Analysis of current economic issues which are of public interest and importance at the time the course is given.
105. Marxian Economic Theory (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Marxian economic theory and its relevance for modern economic theory and analysis; Marx's value, production, and distribution theory; modern developments of Marxian models.
107. Institutional Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Study of the literature of American institutionalism, e.g., Veblen, Commons. Systematic study of the process of institutional adjustments; interplay of ceremonial and technological aspects of economic activity; application of institutionalist theory to specific fields in economics.
108. Radical Traditions in Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Economic philosophies of the Utopian, Anarchist, Anti-Materialist, Marxist, and Fabian Socialist schools. Intensive examination of contemporary radical economic ideas and the radical critique of modern neoclassical economics.
109. Principles of Political Economy (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50 or permission of instructor. A critique of political economy; political nature of applications of economic theory.
110. Economic History of the United States (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Exploration and colonization to the present; economic factors in develop ment of the United States; relationships of economic forces to historical, political, and social change.
114. Economic Development of Poor Nations (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Intensive study of the causes and consequences of underdevelopment which affect two-thirds of the world's people. Topics include theories of development, historical roots of underdevelopment, evaluation of aid programs, New International Economic Order, Asian export economies, managing external debt.
115T. Topics in U.S. Economic History (1-3; max total 6)
Detailed investigation of developments in the United States economy. Topics vary with the needs and interests of students and faculty.
117. Economics of Ecology (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Investigation into the economics of resource use. Development and creation of resources through the application of technology and the destruction of resources through misuse and pollution of the environment. General Education CAPSTONE Cluster course.
123. Introduction to Econometrics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50; Math 11 or permission of instructor. Statistical data analysis in economics. Use of multiple regression analysis, time series analysis, index numbers. Basic theory; computer applications using major economic data sources; interpretation of results. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)
125. Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50; Math 75. Introduction to uses of mathematics (primarily calculus and matrix algebra) in theoretical economic analysis. Knowledge of basic economics assumed; math is taught. Strongly recommended for students considering graduate work in economics or business.
131. Public Finance (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Governmental revenues and expenditures at federal, state, and local levels of jurisdiction. Tax limitation measures, efficiency in government, subsidies, and fiscal relationships between different levels of government.
135. Money and Banking (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Survey of the monetary and banking system of the United States and analysis of its role in economic growth and stabilization.
140. The Political Economy of the Military-Industrial Complex (3)
Prerequisite: Econ 50. Economic effects of military expenditures in historical perspective. Economic effects of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The Military-Industrial Complex, war profiteering, and the economic effects of disarmament.
150. Labor Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Alternative theories of wages, employment, and structure of labor market; impact of collective bargaining on level of wages, employment, and labor's share of national income; history and philosophies of labor movement; structure and functioning of labor unions.
151. History of Labor in the United States (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Analytical topics from historical viewpoint; evolution of unions and labor legislation interpreted in terms of economic theory.
152. Economics of Human Resources (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50 or permission of instructor. Economic theory of investment in education, job training, and health; economic theories of discrimination; analysis of earnings differentials for women and ethnic minorities. Issues discussed include educational choices, affirmative action, comparable worth, and "manpower" planning policies.
161. Population Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Development of an economic framework for studying components of population growth: fertility, mortality, and migration. Analysis of relationship between population change and modern economic growth in both developed and lesser developed nations.
162. Medical Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Examination of several aspects of the health care situation in the United States from the viewpoint of economic analysis.
165. The Modern American Economy (3)
No prerequisites. Not open to economics majors. Provides an overview of the major economic forces that shape our everyday experiences by introducing fundamental economic principles and applying them to the American economy. Audio-visual materials and computer simulations are presented.
170. Transportation (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Economics of rail, water, motor, air, and pipeline transportation.
174. Government Regulation of Economic Activity (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Justification for regulation, constitutional limitations, public utility regulation, regulation of monopoly; competitive practices; government policy in other areas of economic activity.
176. Economics Through Films (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50 or permission of instructor. Emphasizes economic concepts, issues, and institutions through an integrated series of classic films, lectures, and discussions. Students will apply economic theory to contemporary problems.
178. International Economics (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. International economic relations; problems and policies in the light of fundamental economic theory.
179. Global Corporations and the Third World: World Economy (3)
Problems of economic underdevelopment in the Third World within the context of the world economy, nature, and function of multinational corporations, theories of economic imperialism.
180. Comparative Economic Systems (3)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Comparative study of economic systems of the modern world; capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, and the problems which arise within each.
181. Latin American Economic Development (3)
Latin America's principal economic problems examined within a historical context. Topics may include Colonialism, Neo-Colonialism, foreign corporations, debt crises, problems of industrialization, agricultural backwardness. Intensive examination of major nations. Theories of development (structuralism, dependency, dualism, modernization) are integrated into case studies.
182. The Political Economy of China (3)
Prerequisites: upper-division standing and/or permission of instructor. A survey and analysis of economic development in China and its linkages with politics, history, society, and foreign policy.
185. Directed Readings (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50, and permission of instructor. Directed readings in the literature of economics. Intensive reading of economic literature on special topics under faculty supervision.
188T. Special Topics (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Consideration of in-depth, special topics in political economy; systematic, detailed study into issues not possible in survey courses. Topics vary with the needs and interest of students and faculty.
189T. Topics in Public Policy (1-3; max total 6)
Prerequisites: Econ 40, 50. Detailed analysis of questions of economic policy. Areas of investigation include social welfare policy, farm policy, environmental quality policy, and others. Topics to be varied with the interests and needs of students and faculty.
190. Independent Study (1-3; max see reference)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.
(See Course Numbering System.)
365T. Economics for Teachers (1-6)
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