ECON Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


ECON 2105. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes and analyzes macroeconomic principles. Topics covered include the scope and method of economics, national income/output analysis, employment/ unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international finance.(F, S)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade of "C" or better.

ECON 2106. Principles of Microeconomics. 3-0-3 Units.

Describes and analyzes microeconomic principles. Topics covered include demand and supply theory, output and price determination, market structure, income distribution, government regulation of business, labor organizations, and international trade.(F, S)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade of "C" or better.

ECON 3109. Managerial Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

Economics is frequently described as the science of decision-making under scarcity (at any given time we want more things than we can obtain, given available resources) and this is a good description of the subject of this course. Students will apply economic tools and basic statistics to solve managerial problems faced by entrepreneurs, managers and government regulators. Typical topics include demand analysis and estimation, consumer theory, cost functions, market structures and other microeconomics subject. (S) Co-requisite: FINC 3056.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, both with a "C" or better.

ECON 3110. International Trade. 3-0-3 Units.

An introduction to international trade, with a focus on comparative advantage and gains from trade. Covers conventional trade models, trade policy with a focus on tariffs and quotas, measurement of a nation's balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, and operation of the international monetary system, and global organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).(M)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105 (concurrent), ECON 2106 with a "C" or better.

ECON 3112. Money and Banking. 3-0-3 Units.

Presents a comprehensive upper-level course in financial institutions, financial markets, bank management, and money and banking. This introduction to the operation of the US financial system describes the US financial institutions, instruments and markets; explains how the financial system interacts with the rest of the economy; and considers how the system changes through time.(F)
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 with a “C” or better.

ECON 4101. Applied Econometrics. 3-0-3 Units.

Standard econometric techniques are applied to various topics in economics. Techniques include models for cross-section data, such as limited dependent variable models, selectivity techniques, count data models, and models for panel data. Students will conduct statistical analyses and model evaluation.(S)
Prerequisites: Statistics (one of the following: BUSA 2050, BUSA 2850, BUSA 3050, MATH 1401, or MATH 2200, all with a "C" or better.

ECON 4700. Independent Study Economics. 0-0-3 Units.

Supervised, in-depth individual research and study of one or more current topics in economics in conjunction with an associated major project. Students will be required to prepare a formal report and presentation of the research topic and project. Only available with coordination with economic faculty.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and FINC 3056, all with a "C" or better.

ECON 4800. Special Topics in Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines current, relevant topics in field of Economics. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic. Co-requisite: FINC 3056

ECON 4900. Economics Internships. 0-0-3 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in economics through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the economic internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit. By permission of the Internship Coordinator.(F,S)
Prerequisites: FINC 3056 (Grade "B" or Better), plus an additional 3 credit hours of upper division FINC or ECON, and 3 credit hours of any upper division business course, all with a "C" or better.