Course Descriptions - Courses Open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
It is strongly recommended that students complete MAT 2110G, (or 1440G or 1441G) and 2120G (or 2550) before enrolling in Economics courses numbered 4750 and above.
ECN 4751. Managerial Economics. (3-0-3) The application of economic theory and method to managerial decision making. Prerequisites: ECN2802G and BUS2810, or other equivalent courses subject to departmental approval.
ECN 4801. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. (3-0-3) Analysis of the determination of national income, employment, wages and factors affecting inflation and growth. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G.
ECN 4802. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. (3-0-3) Analysis of product and factor price theory under alternative market classifications. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G.
ECN 4803. Mathematical Economics. (3-0-3) The application of mathematical tools to economics. Various economic theories are formulated in a mathematical framework. Prerequisite: ECN 4802 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4813. Transition Economies (3-0-3) A descriptive analysis of the economic structure of the evolving new nations after the breakup of the Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc, with an additional analysis of why the breakup occurred. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4840. Money and Banking. (3-0-3) Money and banking in the modern economy; history and theory of monetary policy. Prerequisite: Economics 2802G.
ECN 4850. Economic Analysis of Law. (3-0-3) Economic analysis of the major areas of law: property, contracts, torts, criminal law. Emphasis on study of economic forces in the evolution of the rule of law and application of economic reasoning techniques to the critique of legal institutions. Examinations of conflicts between economic efficiency and other social goals such as fairness, democracy, and justice. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G.
ECN 4861. International Economic Problems. (3-0-3) Current international economic problems; balance of payments adjustment; exchange rate policy; international monetary mechanism. Prerequisite: ECN 3860 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4875. Area Studies. (3-0-3) A study of economic conditions and development problems in a specific geographical area such as Tropical Africa, Middle East, or Latin America. The topic will vary from semester to semester; the course may be repeated with each change of topic. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4890. Topics in Labor Economics (3-0-3) Topics in contemporary labor economics such as labor history, collective bargaining, labor law, poverty, compensation structure, discrimination, and wage differentials. May be repeated once for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G and senior or graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4900. Issues in Economics. (3-0-3) An analysis of selected economic problems. Topics to be announced. May be repeated once for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G and senior or graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
ECN 4950. Independent Study. (Arr.-Arr.-2 or 3) Independent study in economics. Designed for individual student needs at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Prerequisites: ECN 2802G and pre-registration conference with the department chair.
ECN 4973. Introduction to Econometrics. (3-0-3) A study of regression estimations, tests and predictions, estimation problems and remedies, simultaneous equation systems with application to economics. Prerequisites: ECN 3972, MAT 2110G and 2120G, or permission of instructor.
Course Descriptions - Graduate Courses
Courses numbered 5000-5499 inclusive may be taken by a senior whose grade point average is 2.75 or higher, with permission of the instructor and the Dean of the Graduate School. Course numbered 5500 and above are open only to students who have been admitted to the Graduate School.
ECN 5001. Essentials of Economics. (3-0-3) Accelerated study of the elements of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory. The course also covers discussion of economic applications of theory in public policy. This course is not open to students working toward a BA in Economics, a BS in Business or a BS in Education with a major in Business Education. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
ECN 5401. Advanced Macroeconomic Theory. (3-0-3) Advanced analysis of determination of income, employment, investment, and wages; inquiry into the nature of equilibrium and equilibrating process. Prerequisite: Economics 4801 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5402. Advanced Microeconomic Theory. (3-0-3) A development of value and distribution theories. Detailed analysis of the reactions of consuming and producing units. Prerequisite: Economics 4802 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5411. Seminar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3-0-3) Analysis of topical issues in the field, such as environmental externalities, optimal control, efficient allocation of natural resources, and environment regulation and management. Prerequisite: ECN 3810 or equivalent courses or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5421. Seminar in Recent History of Economic Thought. (3-0-3) A study to acquaint students with the best minds that exerted themselves on economics as a body of scientifically developed propositions since 1900. Prerequisites: ECN4520 and/or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5433. Applied Econometrics . (3-0-3) This course is the second phase of the econometric sequence. It focuses on applying feasible and valid empirical techniques to economic problems. Students will gain hands-on experience formulating and estimating models, making forecasts and interpreting results. Prerequisites: ECN 4973, or approval by the instructor or department chair. Course may not be repeated.
ECN 5441. Seminar in Monetary Theory. (3-0-3) Critical inquiry into the nature of the demand for money and the effect of monetary policy on national income and employment. Prerequisite: ECN 4840 or equivalent.
ECN 5451. Seminar in Public Finance. (3-0-3) A study of the relationship between the public sector and the rest of the economy. Prerequisites: ECN 4801 and ECN4802.
ECN 5461. Seminar in International Economics. (3-0-3) A study of the pure and monetary theories of international economics. Prerequisite: ECN 3860 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5471. Seminar in Economic Development. (3-0-3) A study of the theories and institutions of development and underdevelopment. Prerequisite: ECN 4570 or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5481. Seminar in Public Control of Industry. (3-0-3) Selected problems of economic policy arising from the interrelations of government and business with emphasis on maintaining competitive enterprise. Prerequisites: ECN 3880 and/or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5491. Seminar in Labor Economics. (3-0-3) The theory of wages and employment; the application of the theory to contemporary problems. Prerequisites: ECN 3890 and/or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5493. Economics of Human Resources. (3-0-3) A study of current problems in the areas of human development and utilization. Prerequisites: ECN 3890 and/or permission of the instructor.
ECN 5900. Research Methods. (3-0-3) Methodology in Economics. Research design including hypothesis formation, errors in economic data, selection of research method, and proposal writing. Prose in economics.
ECN 5950. Thesis. (Arr.-Arr.-3 to 6) (Credit/No Credit) NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5950, 5980, and 5990.
ECN 5960. Economics Graduate Forum (1-0-1) With guidance of a faculty advisor, panels of 2-3 students research a current issue in economics and make an oral presentation to a panel of graduate faculty. Prerequisite: 12 semester-hours of graduate credit in economics.
ECN 5980. Internship in Economics. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 3) (Credit/No Credit) May be repeated for a second semester. Supervised internship in a private business or a government agency. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and approval of the chair. A maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5950 and 5990.
ECN 5990. Independent Study. (Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5950, 5980, and 5990. Prerequisite: Pre-registration conference with the department chair.
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