Courses in Economics (ECON)

1333. General Economics (TCCNS = ECON 1301) 3(3-0)

A non-theoretical approach to describe economic involvement in relevant social and

political matters. Subject matter will help meet the general need for improved economic

reasoning. (Students majoring or minoring within the Dillard College of Business

Administration should take ECON 2333 instead of this course.)

 

2333. Macroeconomic Principles (TCCNS = ECON 2301) 3(3-0)

Scope and methodology of economics. Development of principles useful for

understanding aggregate economics and for choosing policy to resolve such problems as

unemployment, inflation, recession, economic stagnation, resource waste, and international

trade issues.

 

2433. Microeconomic Principles (TCCNS = ECON 2302) 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1233.

Economic principles to describe behavior of business firms under conditions of

competition or monopoly and to explain what determines product and resource price levels.

An application of economic tools to select problems in monopoly, income inequality, and

taxation.

 

3323. Intermediate Macroeconomics 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ECON 2333, and ECON

2433.

Macroeconomic analysis is studied to identify forces affecting the economy’s

performance and to present theory useful in policy development to achieve society’s economic

goals.

 

3333. Intermediate Microeconomics 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ECON 2333, and ECON

2433.

An analysis of the overall functioning of the price system and of the modern business

firm in a private enterprise, market-oriented economy. The relation of price, quantity, and

profit under competition and imperfect competition.

 

3543. Introduction to Econometrics 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, and BUAD 3033.

The application of statistical methods to economic and financial analysis; particular

attention is given to regression analysis including limited and dichotomous dependent

variables, regression diagnostics, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and selected topics

in time series forecasting.

 

3553. Economic Geography 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, and 3 credit hours of

economics.

A study of global economic activity from the geographic and natural resource

perspectives. Location economics will be used to analyze global resource allocation and

development, technological change, environmental risks, and societal impacts, as well as to

develop public policy alternatives.

 

3703. Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

An analysis of money, banking, and monetary policy, including an introduction to

monetary theory. Topics include the use of balance sheet management techniques to control

interest rate risk and increase profit in a dynamic banking environment.

 

3713. History of Economic Thought 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, and 3 credit hours of

economics.

The significance, influence, and development of economic doctrines from ancient times

to modern thought.

 

3743. Public Finance 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ECON 2333, and ECON

2433.

A critical analysis of government acquisition and disbursement of revenues; detailed

attention to the various taxing programs, the economic effects of governmental debt, and the

significance of governmental expenditures for national defense, public works, social security

benefits, resource development, and education.

 

4551, 4552, 4553. Independent Study in Economics 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair.

May be repeated with different content.

 

4643. International Economics and Finance 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, ECON 2333, or ECON

2433.

International trade theory and practice, historical survey, balance of payments, and world

economic problems.

 

4663. Special Topics in Economics 3(3-0)

Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.

 

4723. Comparative Economic Systems 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above or consent of the chair, and 3 credit hours of

economics.

Examination of economic characteristics and institutions related to economic freedom,

growth, business enterprise, government planning, taxation expenditure, and transfer

payments in the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan.

 

4893. Internship in Economics 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: See requirements under Internship Programs in Requirements for Majors in

Business Administration, page 111.

Field experience in selected areas of business administration with local or regional

organizations. May involve a specific project or theoretical integration with the “real world.”

May be repeated once. Must be approved with all paperwork completed prior to registration.

Total hours granted for internships in all areas of business administration may not exceed 6

hours of credit.