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ECON- 196 Personal Finance (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts essential for a reasonable understanding of our modern economic and financial system and for living within that system. Decisions relating to money management, credit and borrowing, real estate ownership, savings and investment from the standpoint of the individual consumer.

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ECON- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ECON- 201 General Economics (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
Repeatable: No
Introduction to basic elements of economics; analysis of institutions, issues and policy; theories of price, national income and employment. Not open to students taking ECON-210 and ECON-215.

Not open to students who took ECON-210 or ECON-215

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ECON- 210 Principles Of Economics I (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
Repeatable: No
Tools of basic economic analysis including scarcity, cost, and demand and supply; macroeconomic issues such as economic growth, inflation, and unemployment; alternative macroeconomic theories; and fiscal and monetary policies. Not recommended for students who took ECON-201

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ECON- 215 Principles Of Economics II (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Economics
Repeatable: No
Theory of individual economic behavior; price determination; market structures; labor, capital and natural resource markets; international economics; and current microeconomic topics.

Prerequisite: take ECON-210

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ECON- 220 Economics of Crime (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of the contributions of economics to the understanding of crime and criminal justice. Use of market as a tool for analysis of crime and criminal behavior; economic burdens of criminality, evaluation of the costs imposed by criminal acts; efficiency in the allocation of criminal justice resources.

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ECON- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ECON- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ECON- 335 Personal Investing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Terminology, evaluation, selection and risk analysis of all types of investment vehicles: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and enhanced traded funds.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ECON- 350 Environmental And Natural Resource Economics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles underlying use of natural resources including demand and supply; efficiency; cost effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis; sustainability; optimal pricing; and management of renewable and non-renewable resources. Principles are applied to the examination of pollution control, preservation versus development, recycling, and other environmental and natural resource issues and policies.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 360 Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Strategic behavior and game theoretic approaches for problem solving and social analysis with particular application to economics, politics, and sociology as well as business and industry applications; mechanisms for sustainable conflict resolution, ethical and socially responsible decision making, and optimal individual and group choice.

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ECON- 380 Business And Economic Forecasting (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Quantitative methods used in economics and business forecasting. Topics include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression analysis and forecasting. Real business applications of these techniques are emphasized.

Prerequisites: take ECON-201 or ECON-215; and take STAT-130 or STAT-320

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ECON- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ECON- 410 Microeconomics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Value and distribution theory; analysis of demand- firm, industry and utility; pricing of production factors.

Prerequisite: take ECON-215

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ECON- 415 Macroeconomics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Determination of aggregate income, employment, growth rates and price levels; monetary and fiscal policies necessary for full employment.

Prerequisite: take ECON-215

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ECON- 420 Labor Economics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic labor theory; history of organized labor in western industrial societies; collective bargaining as viewed by labor, management, government and public; institutions involved in modern labor relations.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 421 Collective Bargaining & Labor Relations (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to collective bargaining in the U.S.; formation, substance and administration of a labor agreement, current labor law, role of National Labor Relations Board.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 425 Economic Development (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Analysis of the economies of less developed countries in an institutional and international framework to understand the social and economic realities of people living in these regions. Evaluation of economic policies and their impact on development.

Prerequisite: take ECON-215

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ECON- 435 Money, Banking, Financial Markets (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Money and bank credit, modern monetary theories, monetary policy.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 445 Public Finance (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Public finance at all governmental levels; taxation, expenditures, debt management and fiscal policy.

Prerequisites: take either ECON-201 or ECON-210

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ECON- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ECON- 480 International Economics (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Survey of current issues such as changing world financial situations, international agreements and organizations, and other topics related to trade models, tariffs, exchange rates and balance of payments.

Prerequisite: take ECON-210

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ECON- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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