Chairperson and Professor Hofman
Associate Professors Norman, Tokle
Assistant Professor Benson
(No graduate degrees are offered)
ECON g301 Macroeconomic Theory 3 credits. Techniques of measuring aggregate economic activity including theories of general equilibrium.
ECON g302 Microeconomic Theory 3 credits. Theory of partial equilibrium, including economics of the firm, price theory, competition, monopoly, and linear processes.
ECON g306 History of Economic Doctrines 3 credits. Survey of the development of economic thought from early times to the present, including doctrines developed by Aristotle, Aquinas, Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, Marx, Mill, Marshall, Veblen, and Keynes.
ECON g323 Economic History 3 credits. The origin and development of modern economic institutions and the study of economic forces which have contributed to the development.
ECON g331 Money and Banking 3 credits. Principles of money, credit, and government controls of monetary institutions. History and organization of the money and banking systems of the United States.
ECON g334 International Economics 3 credits. Study of the principles and practices of international trade including the historical and economic background of foreign trade tariffs, foreign exchange, international finance, international balance of payments, and contemporary problems and policies in the field of foreign trade.
ECON g338 Public Finance 3 credits. Study of government revenues, expenditures, and debt management, including an analysis of the effects of these governmental activities on the American economy.
ECON g341 Labor Economics 3 credits. History of the American labor movement and the structure and functioning of the labor market.
ECON g351 Business Cycles 3 credits. Introduction to national income analysis and an analytical presentation of theories of fluctuations in general economic activity. Study of the general problems involved in forecasting economic fluctuations.
ECON g352 Environmental Economics 3 credits. An introduction to the economic principles relevant to pollution control, the use of exhaustible natural resources, and conservation. Federal, state and local policy and legislation concerning the environment is examined.
ECON g384 Quantitative Methods of Economics 3 credits. Introductory study of the application of mathematical methods to the analysis of economic problems. Permission of the instructor is required.
ECON g411 Political Economy 3 credits. A critical introduction to the relationship between economic institutions and social analysis. The social implications of different views on economic concepts such as the division of labor, capital, value are investigated from a classical, neoclassical and an institutional perspective.
ECON g433 Economic Development 3 credits. Theories and principles of economic development, characteristics, and problems of underdeveloped and developing countries, alternative techniques and policies for the promotion of growth and development.
ECON g439 State and Local Finance 3 credits. Study of taxation, borrowing and spending by state, city, county and other local governments. Taxing and spending patterns are evaluated and compared by states.
ECON g472 Comparative Economic Systems 3 credits. Study and comparison of the theories and practices found in various economic systems. Includes a study of both the free market and socialistic planning.
ECON g474 Current Economic Problems 3 credits. Taught jointly by the library staff and the Department of Economics. Covers the use of reference materials, research sources, and the preparation of written papers and reports on economic topics selected by the student.
ECON g481 Independent Studies 1-3 credits. Individuals will be assigned independent problems for research under the supervision of a departmental faculty member.
ECON g485 Econometrics 3 credits. Identification and estimation of economic models. Statistical data analysis, asymptotic distribution theory, multicolinearity, heteroskedasticity, and autocorrelation are discussed for full, limited, and mixed estimation procedures. PREREQ: MATH 250, 252, AND 352 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ECON g491-g492 Seminar 1-3 credits.
ECON 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
ECON 607 Survey of Economic Principles 3 credits. A survey of the principles and techniques of analysis in micro and macro economics.
ECON 620 Seminar: Philosophy of Social Science 3 credits. The application of mathematical and scientific methods to the study of social, economic, and political life will be considered through the reading of certain seminal writings. Attention will be given to the fundamental assumptions about the nature of scientific rationality. Required of all D.A. students.
ECON 621 Seminar: Interdisciplinary Topics in Social Sciences 3 credits. Examination of selected topics in the social sciences from the analytic orientations and perspectives common and peculiar to the disciplines of political science, economics and sociology. Required of all D.A. students.
ECON 650 Thesis 1-6 credits. The student will do research of an economic nature supervised by a faculty member in the Economics Department. The research project will be of an interdisciplinary nature and the student will be supervised by faculty members from the department(s) involved as well as from the Economics Department. Refer to Political Science Department for descriptions of the following courses:
POLS 669 Independent Problems--Tutorial 3 credits.
POLS 700 Supervised Teaching Internship Variable up to 9 credits.