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Fall 2009
Nov 17, 2018
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ECO 100 - Politicl Economy Social Issues
Political Economy Of Social Issues
Prerequisite: None
Note: Cannot be used in the economics major.

This course emphasizes the impact of historical context, social and cultural factors, and institutions on economic outcomes. In this course students use the political economy approach to analyze economic and social issues such as gambling in Connecticut, collective bargaining in baseball, building market economies in Eastern Europe, and environmental protection.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVB-Eco/PoliSci/Geography, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1SS-Social Science

ECO 105 - Global Economics
Global Economics
Prerequisites: None

This course will provide an introduction to the global economic issues we encounter in our everyday lives and will explain them in relation to economics by providing an in-depth introduction to international economics for students without prior knowledge of economics. This course will introduce students to global economics by focusing on global issues and their political economy context by examining the impact of historical content, social and cultural factors, and institutions on global economic outcomes. Students will gain both an understanding of the foundations of economics and a greater understanding of the world around them. Topics include markets, international trade and the environment, trade barriers, outsourcing and employment, and the impact of multinational corporations on the overall economy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1SS-Social Science

ECO 110 - Early American Economy
Early American Economy
Prerequisites: None
Note: Cannot be used for the economics major.

This course emphasizes the history of the United States in terms of its economy and the impact of the past on each of us as well as on the world around us by examining the economic development of the United States. Starting with the colonial period and the founding of the nation and ending with the Civil War rebuilding, this course provides an economic reading of the events as we examine the conflicts and resolutions in terms of our economy. Emphasis is placed on historical events from an economic perspective. Topics will include the founding and growth of colonial economy, international trade, and the growth of industry.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

ECO 115 - Modern American Economy
Modern American Economy
Prerequisites: None
Note: Cannot be used for the economics major.

This course examines the history of the United States in terms of its economy and the impact of the past on each of us as well as on the world around us by examining the economic development of the United States. Starting with the post Civil War period and going to the present day, this course provides an economic reading of the events as we examine the conflicts and resolutions in terms of our economy. Emphasis is placed on historical events from an economic perspective. Topics will include growth of American economy in the post Civil War era, the industrialization of production, and the emergence of the modern banking system.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1H-Historicl Perspective

ECO 1XX - Economics Elective
Economics Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECO 200 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Prerequisite: None

Study of the principles of economics designed to acquaint the student with the organization and function of the American economic system. Discussion of money and banking, national income, public finance and an analysis of income determination, and the use of monetary and fiscal measures of stabilizing the economy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVB-Eco/PoliSci/Geography, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1SS-Social Science

ECO 201 - Principles Of Microeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1SS course or GER student

Study of individuals and firms as economic decision-makers, the social institutions that influence choice, and introduces economic way of thinking. Course emphasizes the use of microeconomic theory to analyze its role and applications in our daily lives including current issues such as the distribution of income, labor issues, international trade, the role of government, welfare economics, and the environment.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVB-Eco/PoliSci/Geography, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

ECO 210 - Economics & The Environment
Economics And The Environment
Prerequisite: None
Note: Cannot be used for the economics major.

This course examines how economic analysis can be used to understand the sources of environmental problems and possible solutions. Emphasis is placed on basic economics tools and their application to social issues and policy such as pollution, recycling, energy, and sustainable development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVB-Eco/PoliSci/Geography, LAC T1SS-Social Science

ECO 215 - Statistics Business/Economics
Statistics For Business And Economics
Prerequisite: LAC student with T1M course or GER student
Note: Not open to math majors. Not open for credit to students who have passed MAT 315.

A practical course in statistics with applications to economics, business and science. Emphasis placed on probability, probability distributions, statistical inference, correlation and regression.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IA-Inquiry and Analysis, LAC T2IT-Applied Info Tech

ECO 2XX - Economics Elective
Economics Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECO 300 - Mathematics For Economics
Mathematics For Economics
Prerequisite: ECO 200 and ECO 201

An introduction to matrix algebra and calculus, with applications to economic models, including static (equilibrium) analysis, comparative static analysis and optimization.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 301 - Inter Microeconomics Analysis
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Prerequisite: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Study of the market behavior of resource owners, producers and consumers within the private enterprise system. Theories of demand, supply and production, market models, the pricing of factors, welfare economics and general equilibrium are covered.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 302 - Inter Macroeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Prerequisite: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Detailed study of aggregate economic activity and its control. National income accounting, income determination, consumption, investment, economic growth and fluctuations, inflation, and stabilization policy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 305 - Introduction To Econometrics
Introduction To Econometrics
Prerequisite: ECO 200, ECO 201, ECO 215, and ECO 300
An introduction to the statistical methods used to test and measure relationships specified in economic models. Applications in business included.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 310 - Contemporary Econ Prob/Issues
Contemporary Economic Problems And Issues
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

In-depth but nontechnical examination of some of the economic problems and issues of the day. Minimum of any four topics will be selected for discussion on the basis of student interest. Suggested topics include: the farm problem, unemployment, inequality and poverty, guaranteed annual income, population growth and economic well being, inflation, the national debt, big business and monopoly control.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 312 - Women In The Economy
Women In The Economy


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 315 - Government And Business
Government And Business
Prerequisite: ECO 201 or Permission of Instructor

An examination of various regulatory constraints imposed by government intervention and analysis of their impact upon the structural characteristics and market performance of the American economy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 320 - The Developing Economics
The Developing Economies
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

A survey of theoretical and practical development economics covering both external and internal aspects. Analysis of the current changes in the LDC's, the agents of change, and problems of the processes of change; focus on the leading issues of economics of change.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 322 - Environmental Economics
Environmental Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 201

Economic analysis applied to the environment with emphasis on the costs and benefits of regulation. Current theories and policies concerning the environment and environmental legislation, and their relation to the economy will also be covered.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 325 - Money And Banking
Money And Banking
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Examination of the monetary and banking system and its relation to the general economic system. The nature and functions of money, analysis of the operation of the commercial banking system, the role of the Federal Reserve System, and monetary policy are emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 329 - Political Economy Labor Relatn
Political Economy Of Labor Relations
Prerequisites: None

A study of the political, economic and cultural context of work. Specific topics include the impact of technology, public policy, immigration, and forms of capital ownership on the nature of work and workers, the historical development and current role of labor unions, and the role of women in labor markets.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 330 - Labor Economics
Labor Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

An introductory course in labor economics. A study of wage determination theories and an examination of recent empirical findings related to the impact of race, sex, education, unions, training, etc. on earned income.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 331 - Economics of Sports
Economics of Sports
Prerequisite: ECO 201

This course applies economic theory to analysis of professional and amateur sports industries in the United States, industries that combine to produce over $212 billion of output each year. Theories related to industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics are used to analyze issues such as player salaries, public subsidies of sports stadiums, economic and competitive performance of franchises, discrimination in sports, and the economics of college sports. This course will provide an introduction to the Economics of Sport by focusing on how economic theory is relevant to sports.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 335 - Urban And Regional Economic
Urban And Regional Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Economic analysis applied to urban and regional problems of redevelopment with emphasis on analysis and techniques relevant to changing urban form and function, regional public finance, housing and renewal, poverty and race, transportation, and environmental problems.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 340 - Business Cycles/Forecasting
Business Cycles And Forecasting
Prerequisites: ECO 200, ECO 201, and ECO 215

Examination of major theories regarding the causes and effects of various types of fluctuations in the level of economic activity of advanced market economics. Study of the U.S. record of economic fluctuations and growth, the techniques used to forecast business cycles, and the public policies for stabilizing economic activity.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 345 - Industrial Organizatn/Develomt
Industrial Organization And Development
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

The role of industry in economic development. The structure and behavior of industries of an economy. The choice of industry, the choice of technique, MNC's and transfer of technology. Allocations of investment criteria, industrialization strategy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 350 - International Economics
International Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Analysis of theory and practice in international trade relationships. Pure theory of trade; extensions, modifications, and applications of trade model. Theory and effects of tariff and other trade barriers. Economics of integration. Monetary theory of trade; balance of payments and exchange rate systems. International monetary system; trade, developing countries, multinational corporations, and other topics.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 353 - Internat Monetary Economics
International Monetary Economics
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Economic analysis applied to international markets with emphasis on financial markets. Current theories and policies concerning balance of payments, capital flows, foreign exchange rates, and their relation to the economy.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 355 - Internatl Political Economy
International Political Economy
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201, or Permission of Instructor

International relations examined from the political economy perspective, a systematic study of the relationship between economic and political behavior. Alternative approaches used to discuss various issues of international politico-economic relations; the role of the multinational corporations, international technology transfer, oil and the OPEC, politics of commercial policy, international monetary order, less developed economies and the New International Economic Order, etc.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 360 - Comparative Economic Systems
Comparative Economic Systems
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

An investigation of the alternative ways of organizing the economic life: capitalism, socialism, and their major variants. To discuss methods and concepts to analyze the operation and performance of the economic systems, both theoretically and empirically. Various aspects, apart from the purely economic, to be emphasized.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 365 - Financial Economics
Financial Economics


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 370 - History of Economic Thought
History Of Economic Thought
Prerequisites: ECO 200 and ECO 201

Development of economic ideas examined as an evolutionary process influenced by external social and intellectual movements. Implications of the evolution of economic thought are evaluated in the light of its impact on historical development.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 375 - Quantitative Methods Bus/Econ
Quantitative Methods For Business And Economics
Prerequisite: ECO 215

The basic concepts of management science in relation to decision-making and optimization, integrating theory with management and economic applications and the use of microcomputers. Topics to be discussed include linear programming, distribution models, network models, inventory models, waiting lines, Markov chains, game theory and decision theory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 377 - Public Finance
Public Finance
Prerequisite: ECO200 and ECO 201

Examination of taxation and public spending with emphasis upon the allocative effects of taxes, the nature of government fiscal policy, and the nature and problems of debt management.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Public Policy Skill Courses

ECO 3XX - Economics Elective
Economics Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECO 465 - Special Topics In Economics
Special Topics In Economics
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Examination of a topic related to politics or political economy that is not the focus of an existing Economics course. May be repeated with a different topic and approval of the Department Chairperson. May be applied to any track in the Economics Major with the permission of the Department Chairperson.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 479 - Senior Economics Seminar
Senior Economics Seminar
Prerequisite: Open to Seniors or Permission of Instructor. LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student

A capstone course open only to seniors majoring in Economics. Application of theoretical knowledge and quantitative tools to various substantial economic problems and current issues, such as the problems of poverty, trade policy, health care system, women at work, development and enrichment, foreign investment in the U.S.A. etc. Each time selected theme(s) or topic(s) will be exhaustively investigated for theoretical and policy implications.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

ECO 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisites: Open Only to Advanced Majors and
Consent of Instructor Required

Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member on an approved, specified topic. A written project is required.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Economics Department

ECO 490 - Internship In Economics
Internship In Economics
Prerequisite: Open Only to Seniors by Application

Note: May not be applied to ECO major. Intensive field work experience in economics and business administration. Assignments in private, non-profit and public institutions in areas such as manufacturing, retailing, finance, accounting, personnel or government services. Students should schedule a minimum of two full days per week.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Economics Department

ECO 492 - Departmental Internship
Departmental Internship
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Faculty

Opportunity for economics majors to teach college-level economics under the direct supervision of an economics professor.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Economics Department

ECO 4XX - Economics Elective
Economics Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

ECO 501 - Managerial Economics

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 510 - Managerial Economics
Managerial Economics
Prerequisite: None

This course provides a body of mainly microeconomic tools for managerial decision-making. Its emphasis is on the methodical application of economic models to business situations for analysis and problem-solving. It incorporates theory into practice, providing a theoretical framework in formulating policies for short- and long-term planning. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including elasticity and estimation of demand, production and cost functions, pricing and output decisions under different competitive conditions, break-even analysis, risk and uncertainty, etc.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

ECO 5XX - Economics Elective
Economics Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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