ECO 131 - Microeconomics (I) 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.
Prerequisite: Completion of MAT 098 or 099 or placement in MAT 113. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits ECO 132 - Macroeconomics Students are introduced to national wealth, income, banking, monetary policy, and public debt. Course includes an introduction to international economies.
Prerequisite: Completion of MAT 098 or 099 or placement in MAT 113. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits ECO 261 - Managerial Economics 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.
Prerequisite: ECO 131. 3 credits H-ECO 300 - Honors Business Administration: The Great Depression (H) 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.
Offered fall, alternate years. 3 credits H-ECO 303 - Honors Business Administration: Game Theory 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.
Offered spring, alternate years. 3 credits ECO 212 - Environmental Economics (I) 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. 3 credits