ECO 131 - Microeconomics (I) 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semesterPrerequisite: Completion of MAT 098 or 099 or placement in MAT 113.
This course addresses the theories of competition and market power, the economic role of government, cost and price systems, and their effect on labor, agriculture, production, and the environment.
ECO 132 - Macroeconomics 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semesterPrerequisite: Completion of MAT 098 or 099 or placement in MAT 113.
Students are introduced to national wealth, income, banking, monetary policy, and public debt. Course includes an introduction to international economies.
ECO 212 - Environmental Economics 3 credits
This course uses the tools of microeconomics to study today’s important environmental issues. By placing economic activity within a broader environmental context, focus is placed on the “external” impacts that much of our economic activity has on the planet.
During the course students learn specific models used to describe environmental issues, and apply the models to specific issues, including pollution, climate change, fisheries management and energy.
Particular attention is paid to modeling and policy issues. Students write a semester-long research paper on a specific topic, and present findings to their classmates.
ECO 261 - Managerial Economics 3 credits Prerequisite: ECO 131
This course is a continuation of microeconomics using mathematical applications including business condition analysis, short- and long-range planning, monopolistic analysis, and production profitability analysis.
H-ECO 300 - Honors Business Administration: The Great Depression (H) 3 credits; Offered fall semester alternate years
This course studies the various conditions leading up to the Great Depression—commercial banking, the Federal Reserve, stock markets, and macroeconomic policies.
Current monetary and fiscal policies will be compared and contrasted to those in operation during the Great Depression. Learn the history of banking in the U.S. and contrast it with today’s financial market.
H-ECO 303 - Honors Business Administration: Game Theory 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate years
This course introduces students to the basic tools of game theoretic analysis and some of its many applications to economics. Students will learn how to recognize and model strategic situations, and to predict when and how their actions will influence the decisions of others.