Economics Major: Course Descriptions

ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics
A study of aggregate economic performance with emphasis on national income, stabilization and growth, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, savings, consumption and investment, the multiplier effect, inflation, and current economic topics.
Not open to freshmen.
ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics
A study of the fundamental business organizations of the American economy, supply and demand, the theory of price determination, the theory of income distribution, marginal utilities and costs, international trade, comparative economic systems, and current problems.
Not open to freshmen.
ECN 3003 - International Political Economy
An introduction to contending perspectives on the international political economy, production, money and finance, trade, development. Emphasis will be placed on current problems in international political economy.
Prerequisite: PLS 2013 - American National Government.
ECN 3103 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
An expansion upon Principles of Macroeconomics with emphasis placed upon macroeconomic variables dealing with national income analysis, historical and recent macroeconomic theories, and current economic developments.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 3203 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
An extension of Principles of Microeconomics with emphasis placed upon microeconomic variables dealing with cost and revenue analysis, utility and indifference analysis, pricing, and institutions of competition.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 3303 - Money and Banking
A study of the principles of money and banking with consideration given to monetary policy, standards, and management, the Federal Reserve System, the commercial banking process, the U.S. Treasury, fiscal policy, and monetary legislation.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 3313 - Current Economic Issues
A study of selected topics of current interest in economics.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 3323 - Managerial Economics
Application of microeconomic theory/analysis in the context of managerial decisions. The specific aim is how the organization can create value for all constituents of a firm. Topics include: demand estimation, product and cost analysis, market structures, pricing, risk, and utilization of capital.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 3333 - Labor Economics
This course is a student of the relationship between capital and labor. Emphasis is given to topics of laboring classes, labor unions, and labor legislations.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 4003 - International Law and Organization
This course examines the status, effectiveness and growth of world legal order in a rapidly transforming state system. The nature and development of international law and institutions to address increased political, social, and economic interdependencies is emphasized. In particular, the development of regimes of human rights and environmental law are emphasized.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics or ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics, and junior status or Instructor permission.
ECN 4013 - International Trade Law and Policy
This course examines the legal and economic basis of trade in goods and services, investment and transfer of technology. A problems approach is applied to major issues of law and policy confronting the supplier, carrier, buyer, states and international institutions for regulation and advancement of trade and investment.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics or ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics, and junior status or Instructor permission.
ECN 4213 - Comparative Economic Systems
This course is designed to be the culmination of the student's economic studies. Through this capstone experience, students will complete a major economic project and a comprehensive exam to demonstrate knowledge of the discipline. The course content is a conceptual framework of study that examines international economic systems and how these systems interact in a global setting. Imbedded in the content is a review of the existing world economic environment and the implication of policy issues at a national/multinational level.
Prerequisites: Senior status, and Instructor and Division Chair permission.
ECN 4323 - Economic Theory
A study of the leading economic theories from the mercantilist period of the seventeenth century to today. The economics of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and David Ricardo, among others, are investigated.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.
ECN 4303 - Public Finance
A study of the financing of government including sources of income, expenditures, administration of government funds, and economic effects of taxation.
Prerequisites: ECN 2003 - Principles of Macroeconomics and ECN 2013 - Principles of Microeconomics.