ECN 150: INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS: THE U.S. IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY I (F, S)
3 credits/ Frameworks
After introducing students to the what and how of economic thinking, the course explores the causes of national economic prosperity and economic problems such as unemployment and inflation. It also discusses the role of fiscal and monetary policies, economic growth, and international economic relations among the U.S. and other countries.
ECN 201: INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS: BUSINESS FIRM AND MARKET ANALYSIS I (F, S)
This course explores many issues pertaining to the operation of businesses and the markets in which they operate. Among these are the behavior of consumers, the determinants of prices and production levels, and the efficiency of market outcomes. As time allows, the course applies economic thinking to issues like: economic inequality, environmental concerns, international trade, and firms with monopoly power. Prerequisite: ECN 150.
ECN 213: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
This course addresses basic statistical methods used in the analysis of economic and political phenomena and decision-making. Emphasis is on the application of statistical techniques and the sound interpretation of statistical results. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, simple regression and correlation.
ECN 335: International Trade and Trade Wars (F,S)
This course provides an overview of the U.S. in the global economy and the history of the World Trade Organization (WTO), an examination of the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism, and an examination of major trade disputes that involve the U.S. The course ultimately explores how international trade laws, politics, diplomacy, and multi-national corporations in pursuit of profits interact. Prerequisite: ECN 150
ECN 340: AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY (S, Odd Years)
This course describes and analyzes long-term economic growth and development since colonization. Stresses changes in demographic, technological, and institutional factors as they interact with the market system. Applies basic economic concepts and theories of growth to significant historical questions. Prerequisite: ECN 150.