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) 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. 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. 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 with a minimum grade of D or ECN 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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ECN 280 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 Reserve System.

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

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. 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 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: American Institutions
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ECN 328 Int Microeconomic Analys3 Credit hours   

Microeconomics theories of the production and pricing of goods and services, payments to the factors of production.

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

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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 pollution, natural resource exhaustion, population and economic growth.

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

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ECN 408 Bison image  Comparative Econ Systems3 Credit hours   

Marxism, capitalism, communism, facism ad socialism considered as theories, movements and actual political economies.

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

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

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

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. 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 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: International
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ECN 423 Intro to Econometrics3 Credit hours   

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

Pre-req: (MGT 218 with a minimum grade of D or MGT 318 with a minimum grade of D or MTH 225 with a minimum grade of D or STA 225 with a minimum grade of D or IST 130 with a minimum grade of D or EDF 417 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D or SOC 345 with a minimum grade of D) and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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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 250 with a minimum grade of D.

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 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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

Pre-req: ECN 326 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 328 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 423 with a minimum grade of D.

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

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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. 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 defined in advanced and the students performance will be evaluated.

Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit Grade Only