EC - Economics (EC)

EC 199. Service Learning. (3 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to Service Learning through the integration of academic learning about local, national, and global issues with service work addressing those concerns. Approval of supervising department required. (Offered upon sufficient demand.)

EC 251. Principles of Macroeconmics. (3 Credits)

An introduction to basic macroeconomic principles. Analysis of the determination of national income, employment, output, and prices. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EC 252. Principles of Microeconomics. (3 Credits)

An introduction to the price system and theory of the firm. Application of microeconomic theory to current economic issues. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EC 320. Economic Growth and Development. (3 Credits)

An analysis of the major causes and effects of economic underdevelopment. Specific problems and their possible solutions will be studied. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Offered on sufficient demand)

EC 321. Economic Geography. (3 Credits)

A study of the basic concept of natural resources, their relationship to world economies with the emphasis on primary production. (Fall)

EC 322. Business Geography. (3 Credits)

An empirical and theoretical spatial analysis of the various economic, population and social facets of local, regional and global economies. In addition, this course covers concepts such as business site selection, market analysis, and product distribution through the analysis of imports and exports. (Offered on sufficient demand)

EC 330. Comparative Economic Systems. (3 Credits)

An analysis of capitalistic, socialistic, and communistic economies. Specific nations operating within the guidelines of each type of system will be examined with respect to pertinent theoretical concepts, historical trends, and current operational procedures. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Offered on sufficient demand)

EC 340. Economics of the Firm. (3 Credits)

Intermediate level microeconomic theory including demand theory and estimation, production theory, cost theory and estimation, market structure, and pricing. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Fall, Summer)

EC 341. Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory. (3 Credits)

A survey of contemporary macroeconomic theory, with emphasis on the determination of employment, national income, and an examination of monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Spring)

EC 359. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

EC 368. United States Economic History. (3 Credits)

The economic forces in agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation, and labor. The colonial age, the agricultural era, and the industrial state in America. Also listed as HI 368 but creditable only in field for which registered. (Springl)

EC 369. Special Course. (1-6 Credits)

Course number reserved for special courses offered from time to time in response to special circumstances. The courses are discipline specific with variable credit and when offered, they are identified by department content and credit.

EC 371. Labor Issues and Legislation. (3 Credits)

A study of economic principles relating to labor, including the historical development of unionism, collective bargaining, labor disputes, the labor force, thelabor market, labor legislation, and wage determination. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252.

EC 389. On-Campus Internship. (3 Credits)

EC 391. Money and Banking. (3 Credits)

The relation of money to prices, employment and business activity. Analysis of money and capital markets, interest rate determination, and Federal Reserve control of the money supply. Also listed as FI 391 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Fall, Spring)

EC 399. Departmental Service Learning. (1-6 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate academic learning about vital service issues within a specific discipline with service work addressing those issues. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Approval of supervising department required. (Offered upon sufficient demand.)

EC 415. Regional and Urban Economics. (3 Credits)

Analysis of problems and variables affecting development, growth, and industrialization of regional and urban areas. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Offered on sufficient demand)

EC 425. Contemporary Economics and Finance Problems. (3 Credits)

Application of economic and financial theory to problems or issues in economics and finance. Also listed as FI 425 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. (Fall)

EC 428. History of Economic Thought. (3 Credits)

A survey of the theories developed by the principal economic thinkers of history. The Greeks; scholastics; Malthus and Richardo, Socialism and Marx; the marginal school; Neoclassical economics, Keynesian and contemporary thought. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Fall)

EC 453. Public Finance. (3 Credits)

Economic activities of the public sector. The nature of public goods; principles of taxation; effects of policy on economic stabilization and growth; intergovernmental fiscal relations. Also listed as FI 453 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Spring)

EC 454. Business and Government Relations. (3 Credits)

Application of economic principles to the relationship between the government and the private sector of the economy. Statutory and administrative regulation of business, social responsibility of business. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Offered on sufficient demand)

EC 463. International Trade and Finance. (3 Credits)

The international exchange of goods and services with particular attention to the bases of international trade; procedures in importing and exporting; commercial policies and treaties; foreign investments; balance of payments; tariffs, quotas, and other exchange controls. Also listed as FI 463 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: EC 251, 252. (Fall, Spring)

EC 480. Economics Internship. (3 Credits)

A work related experience in a private, public, or governmental organization enhancing the applications of economic theories and concepts. Must be a junior or senior. Prerequisites: EC 340, 341, and approval of department chair.

EC 499. Independent Study-Practicum. (3 Credits)

Open to senior majors on approval of the department chair. Provides for study, research, or special field experience under departmental determination, supervision, and evaluation.