School of Business & Economics

Courses in Economics

ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr)

Scarcity, opportunity cost, competitive and noncompetitive market pricing, and interdependence are applied to a variety of current economic policy problems, such as poverty, pollution, excise taxes, rent controls, and farm subsidies.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr)

Measuring and explaining aggregate economic performance, money, and monetary policy, using a variety of current economic policy problems, such as inflation, unemployment, and economic growth.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr)

Covers descriptive statistics (tables, graphs, and numerical measures), probability, discrete distributions, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression, and other statistical topics.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

ECON-E 337 Economic Development (3 cr)

Characteristics of economically underdeveloped countries. Obstacles to sustained growth; planning and other policies for stimulating growth; examination of development problems and experience in particular countries.

ECON-E 351 Law and Economics (3 cr)

Economic analysis of law, focusing on the economic efficiency of common law. Main components of the course areproperty law, contracts, and torts; some aspects of criminal law are also covered. Discussions are based mostly on examples, both invented and taken from actual cases.

ECON-E 363 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3 cr)

Basic theory and policy of such topics as pollution, resource depletion, environmental risk, and resource conservation. Issues covered include: limits to growth, quality of life, and the appropriate roles for the private market and federal control.

ECON-E 430 International Economics (3 cr)

Gains from trade, relation between factor rentals and goods prices, distributional effects of trade, tariff policy and quantitative interferences, trade problems of developing countries, discrimination and customs unions, balance-of-payments adjustment via prices and incomes, exchange rate policy, and therole of international reserves.

  • Offered online in spring semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

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