Economics (ECON)


This course is designed to enable the student to understand the functioning of the competitive market. The analysis of the production of goods and services and the method of allocation and distribution is emphasized. Prerequisite: ENGL1050 (3 credits)


The course deals with the creation and uses of money and the role of banks. Fiscal and monetary policy, the role of the Federal Reserve, and both foreign and domestic banking policy will be studied. Prerequisites: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050 (3 credits)


This course is a survey of the development of international trade theory and policy. Topics include: The organization and regulation of international trade, GATT, international economic integration, NAFTA, balance of payments and exchange rate determinations. Prerequisites: ENGL1050 and ENGL2050 (3 credits)


Presents topics in economics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. Prerequisite: Completion of an English Sequence (4 credits)


This course covers the core theories and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with emphasis on how individuals, organizations, and public officials allocate scarce resources, and the impact of their policy choices on the growth and development of the economy. Prerequisite: completion of an English Sequence (4 credits) fall, spring, summer


An introduction to the functioning of market economics. National income determination, and the role of labor and capital in the determination of economic aggregates. Public and economic policy associated with unemployment and inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisite: Completion of an English Sequence (4 credits) fall, spring, summer


This course involves a study of the choices made by individuals and organizations in the allocation of scarce resources with emphasis on consumer demand and profit maximization of firms, the behavior of firms under conditions of competition, monopoly-monopoly and imperfect competition, and public policy issues related to the same. Prerequisite: Completion of an English Sequence (4 credits) fall, spring, summer


This course focuses on the current challenges of the developing world and the technological advances which are improving lives and empowering the poor in terms of access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, sanitation, and communication technology. We will also consider the theoretical and historical relationship between technology and economic growth and development. By working with both interdisciplinary and external partners, students will develop their own proposals for new technologies designed to meet the needs of underdeveloped communities around the world. Prerequisite: Completion of an English Sequence (4 credits)


This course will examine the global economic shifts which have precipitated regional and global economic integration and interdependence among the world's economies. Topics include the role of international organizations, global corporations, and international flows of finance, information, technology and trade in shaping the scope, depth, and pace of economic growth and development in the international community. Prerequisite: Completion of an English Sequence (4 credits)