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ECON 195. Economics and Democratic Citizenship

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economics, the economy, democratic government, and the citizen.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 9: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ETHICS


ECON 197. Economics for Everyday Life

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic economic principles and concepts applied to common daily decisions. Budgeting, taxes, consumer credit, home finance, insurance, savings and investing.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ECON 201. Introduction to Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic economic concepts and an overview of current economic issues. Cannot be taken after 205 or 206.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ECON 205. Principles of Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic decision-making, market processes, measurement and determination of aggregate prices and employment, money and banking process, fiscal policy, and monetary policy. May be taken before or after 206.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ECON 206. Principles of Microeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic decision-making, marginal analysis, consumer and producer behavior in markets, price and output under different market structures, input markets, and policy analysis. May be taken before or after 205.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ECON 327. Introduction to International Economic Issues

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analyze the increasing internationalization of the world economy. Issues of international monetary systems and international macro-economic policy.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206 TAUGHT IN INGOLSTADT, GERMANY.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 350. Economics of Developing Countries (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic development and policy issues in developing countries.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


ECON 351. Environmental Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic principles relating to use of environmental resources. Market processes and the environment. Pollution, recycling, air and water quality, risk and environmental policy. Not open to economics majors and minors.
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 360. Comparative Economic Systems

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Real and ideal economic systems including capitalism, socialism, and communism.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 365. Local and Urban Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic principles relating to local and urban affairs. Location theory, analysis of urban problems and public policy: poverty, housing, transportation, pollution, public service provision, etc. Not open to economics majors and minors.
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 381. Economics of Crime and Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic motivation for criminal behavior; costs of crime; optimal allocation of resources for preventing crime; welfare costs of criminal behavior.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ECON 405. Intermediate Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Functioning of the economy as a whole. Determinants and interrelation of the economy's aggregate production, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, business cycles, and monetary/fiscal policies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205,ECON 206, MATH 112 or 115 or 211 or equiv
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 406. Intermediate Microeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic processes in the free enterprise system; determination of price, output, and factor services in different market structures.
Prerequisites: ECON 205,ECON 206, MATH 112 or 115 or 211 or equiv
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 417. Managerial Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic analysis of decision-making. Demand, cost, capital, and profit analysis.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206, IS 242, STAT 219, STAT 229
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


ECON 420. Economics of Nonprofit Organizations

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic theories of nonprofit and public organizations, their importance in the economy and the structure and performance of not-for-profit firms and public agencies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Even Spring


ECON 442. Law and Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Laws' effects on market and non-market behavior emphasizing the theory of externalities. Contract law, property rights, tort law, and public choice theory.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 444. Internship and Field Work

Credits: 1-12 View Details
Description: Intern in economics or intern in public service with a business, governmental, or civic organization approved in advance by the department.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 451. Resource and Environmental Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Laws' effects on market and non-market behavior emphasizing the theory of externalities. Contract law, property rights, tort law, and public choice theory.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


ECON 460. Public Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The role of government in the economy: public revenues and expenditures, tax structure, inter-governmental fiscal relations, fiscal policy, and public debt management.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 461. Public Economics: State and Local

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The economics of state and local government. Public projects, tax and revenue structures, and intergovernmental relations, as in Minnesota.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 465. Urban and Regional Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of regions, development, location theory, central place theory, local public finance. Urban problems: poverty, transportation, housing, crime, pollution.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 205
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ECON 470. Economic and Business Forecasting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Business fluctuations and stabilization policies. Forecasting methods; time series and regression-based techniques for short and long term forecasting.
Prerequisites: ECON 205,ECON 206; IS 242 or STAT 219 or STAT 229
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


ECON 471. Money and Banking

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Monetary economics, structure and functioning of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries. The Federal Reserve System and its monetary policy tools, goals, and targets.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


ECON 472. Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Market structure, firm behavior, and market performance. Public policy toward business via government regulation and antitrust policy.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 473. Labor Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Labor as a factor of production; growth of collective bargaining and labor legislation, and its effects upon society.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


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