04 - Economics

04-195 The American Economy

This course covers basic macroeconomic principles that affect everyone's economic life, the concepts of an economic theory, specialization, supply and demand, functions of government, types of taxation, the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, monetary and fiscal policy and the banking system.

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04-200 Basic Macroeconomics

Basic principles of behavior in producing, consuming and exchanging goods and services are introduced. Students also study supply and demand, business and consumer economics behavior, government's role in economic behavior, and gross national product.

3

04-201 Basic Microeconomics

Students learn about the theory of consumer demand, business costs, market structures, elasticity, labor structure, government regulation, international economics, and poverty economics.

3

04-300 Current Topics in Economics

The impact of economics in the contemporary world is discussed, with emphasis on such topics as environmental economics, labor economics, urban and regional economics, the economics of poverty and politics and economics.

3

Prerequisites

04-200.

04-330 Government and Business

This course covers anti-trust laws and their relation to the federal trade, federal power and federal aviation commissions; the anti-trust division of the Justice Department; and changing attitudes of the courts; and the effect of regulation of business activity.

3

Prerequisites

04-200 and 04-201.

04-335 Money and Banking

Students explore principles of money and credit, commercial banking, central banking, the Federal Reserve System, theories of the value of money, money and business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, and international banking.

3

Prerequisites

04-200.

04-345 International Economics

Theories of international trade are discussed, as well as international movement of trade and labor; the nature of tariffs, quotas, and other trade restrictions; the commercial policies of the United States; international monetary relations; balance of payments and transfer problems; international currency and monetary systems; and international economic relations.

3

Prerequisites

04-200

04-346 Business-Government Relations in the Global Economy

An introduction to business-government relations within the context of a changing global economic and political environment. This course is about how national and local governments around the world go about influencing national and international economies, how businesses are affected, and how businesses can and do react to government involvement in the economy in different parts of the world. Different political and economic ideologies and perspectives are introduced. The role of government and the extent to which government gets involved in national economies and how that involvement affects businesses are discussed. We will also analyze how businesses are affected operating in selected European, Asian, and Latin American countries. The student will also be introduced to political risk and country risk analysis. Emphasis will be on student participation and the integration of knowledge and skills learned in other courses. This course is a requirement for all Contemporary Global Studies majors but is also open to all majors interested in international business, international economics, international politics and/or international relations who have taken the prerequisite 04-200 or 04-195.

3

04-361 Intermediate Income Theory

This course covers such topics as national income measurement; fiscal-monetary policy; public finance; national income and the price level; business cycles; inflation; economic growth; and international aspects of income analysis.

3

Prerequisites

04-200 and 04-201.

04-362 Intermediate Price Theory

Students examine indifference curve analysis, cost analysis from an economic point of view, theoretical structures of pricing and output determination in business and unions.

3

Prerequisites

04-200 and 04-201.

04-390 Economics Seminar

This intensive weekend seminar focuses on a single topic, with emphasis on student involvement and participation.

1

Prerequisites

Junior/Senior status.

04-435 International Economics

3

04-472 Economics Internship

This internship is designed to provide students with controlled on-the-job experience with participating businesses, industries and governmental organizations. Students may be eligible for an internship with jobs they currently have. A limited number of internships/jobs are also available through the internship coordinator.

3

Prerequisites

Economics major, Junior or Senior status, 2.75 GPA, and consent of internship coordinator.

04-473 International Economics Internship

This internship is designed to provide students with controlled on-the-job experience with participating businesses, industries and governmental organizations. Students may be eligible for an internship with their current position if it has an international emphasis and is approved by the Internship Coordinator. A limited number of internships/jobs are also available through the internship coordinator. Economics major, Junior or Senior status, 2.75 GPA, and consent of internship coordinator and the director of the International Business program.

3

04-492 Independent Study/Economics

Students work on independent reading, research and study in the area of the student's major (that is, Economics majors can do independent study in Economics). Before students can register for Independent Study, they must submit a completed Independent Study form (available in the College of Business), describing the objectives of the Independent Study, sources of information, a time schedule for completion and a method of evaluation to the Independent Study faculty supervisor and the dean for approval. A formal report is required as evidence of the student's endeavors. Note: The Independent Study Form with both the instructor's and dean's signatures must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at the time of registration.

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