Economics (ECON)

ECON 1301  Introduction to Economics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a study of consumer problems of the individual and of the family in the American economy. Areas of study may include: money and credit management, saving and personal investment, estate planning, wills, buying food and clothing, home ownership or rental, transportation, insurance, taxes and consumer protection. It is designed to expose non-business majors to a broad range of economic issues and policies. It may not be taken for credit toward any degree plan for Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 6, Writing level 6 and Math level 6
Course Type: Academic

ECON 2301  Principles of Macroeconomics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers an analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7 and Math level 8
Course Type: Academic

ECON 2302  Principles of Microeconomics  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is an analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 8
Course Type: Academic