Economics (ECN)

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ECN 200 Survey of Economics3 Credit hours   

Major emphasis given to microeconomic topics such as supply and demand, market structure, and international trade. Macroeconomic concepts and aggregate supply-aggregate demand model are examined. (Not open to students in the College of Business or to students who have completed ECN 250)

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ECN 250 Principles Microeconomics3 Credit hours   

Principles of scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand are developed along with price and wage determination in the marketplace. International trade and policy problems are also examined.

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ECN 253 Principles Macroeconomics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the workings of the national economy. Focuses on the forces driving economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and the country's international economic relations.

Pre-req: ECN 250 or ECN 200.

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ECN 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 301 Quantitative Methods ECN/FIN3 Credit hours   

Application of mathematical and statistical methods in Economics and Finance.

Pre-req: ECN 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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ECN 302 Health Economics3 Credit hours   

A study of the health care market and health policy using the economic concepts of demand-supply, individual choice, uncertainty, asymmetric information and moral hazard.

Pre-req: ECN 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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ECN 310 Money and Banking3 Credit hours   

Money, credit and credit institutions in the United States; monetary, fiscal, and banking functions of the Federal Re- serve System.

Pre-req: (ECN 253 or ECN 241) and (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200).

Attributes: American Institutions
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ECN 326 Int Macroeconomic Analys3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the national economy as a whole. The main topics focused on are: economic growth, unemployment, inflation, international monetary and financial relations, and macroeconomic policy activity.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250) and ECN 253.

Attributes: American Institutions
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ECN 328 Int Microeconomic Analys3 Credit hours   

Micro-economic theories of the production and pricing of goods and services, payments to the factors of production.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250) and ECN 253.

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ECN 405 Environmental Economics3 Credit hours   

An application of basic economic theory to a consideration of a wide range of environmental problems including pol- lution, natural resource exhaustion, population and economic growth.

Pre-req: ECN 250.

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ECN 408 Bison image  Comparative Econ Systems3 Credit hours   

Marxism, capitalism, communism, facism and socialism con- sidered as theories, movements and actual political eco- nomies.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and ECN 253.

Attributes: International
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ECN 415 Regional Economics3 Credit hours   

A study of location theory and regional development within a framework of economic theory.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences
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ECN 420 Bison image  International Trade3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the basic microeconomic models explaining the reasons for and the effects of trade among nations, trade restrictions and regional trading arrangements.

Pre-req: (ECN 253 or ECN 241) and (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200).

Attributes: International
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ECN 421 Bison image  Global Macroeconomic Analysis3 Credit hours   

Current topics in international monetary relations, and how countries use macroeconomic policy to influence their performance in the global economy, and how global events influence country performance. Emphasis upon applications.

Pre-req: ECN 253.

Attributes: International
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ECN 423 Intro to Econometrics3 Credit hours   

Combines economic theory with real data to obtain quanti- tative results for purposes of explanation and prediction. The development of useful economic models applicable to present day world problems.

Pre-req: (MGT 218 or MGT 218E or MGT 318 or MTH 225 or STA 225 or IST 130 or EDF 417 or PSY 223 or SOC 345) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 456 Labor Economics3 Credit hours   

Theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets, wage determination, hours of work, unemployment and inflation, unions and collective bargaining and related subjects in their social and legal contexts.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242).

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences
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ECN 460 Bison image  Economic of Dev Countries3 Credit hours   

Introduction to developing nations in the world economy. Focus on their economic characteristics, current economic problems, and policy issues. Interactions between the world economy and country performance.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

Attributes: International
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ECN 466 Bison image  Economics Workshop3 Credit hours   

Capstone experience. Emphasis on learning economics through applied research, writing, and oral presentations of student work.

Pre-req: ECN 326 and ECN 328 and ECN 423.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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ECN 467 Bison image  Economics Workshop II2 Credit hours   

Capstone Experience. Emphasis on learning economics through writing exercises. Opportunity for collaborative research with CBER staff. Development of skills necessary for success in the job market. (PR: ECN 466) tion of Senior Thesis I )

Attributes: Capstone Course
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ECN 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department, involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 490 Internship3-12 Credit hours   

A supervised internship in which the student works for a business firm/agency to gain practical experience in the student's major. The program of work and study will be de- fined in advance and the students performance will be evalu- ated.

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