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,M)
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,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or 1111 with a grade of "C" or better.

ECON 3107. International Trade Organiz. 3-0-3 Units.

Examines the objectives of the regional and global organizations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the European Union (EU), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trades (GATT), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).(Varies)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105 and ECON 2106, Upper Division eligibility.

ECON 3108. Intro to Environmental Mgmt. 3-0-3 Units.

Discusses the greening of business with respect to manufacturing, marketing, strategy and communication, and discusses the nature of a sustainable corporation. Also, it raises the awareness about strategies for the society as a whole related to the concept of sustainable development. This course will help students to develop the necessary management skills that utilize various accounting procedures to perform a cost-benefit analysis of the greening of business.(S)
Prerequisites: ECON 2106.

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 microeconomic subject.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and Upper Division Eligibility.

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

Covers topics on trade theory, trade policy, the measurement of a nation's balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, and exchange rate determination, and examining the open-economy macroeconomics, or the macro relationships between the domestic economy and the rest of the world, as well as the operation of the present international monetary system.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106.

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.(Varies)
Prerequisites: ECON 2105.

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.
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050, BUSA 2850, BUSA 3050, or MATH 2200 and Upper Division Eligibility.

ECON 4109. Labor Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

The application of microeconomics to the study of labor markets. The demand for and supply of labor, compensating wage differentials, human capital investment, alternative compensation policies, unions, discrimination, and unemployment.
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050, BUSA 2850, BUSA 3050, or MATH 2200 and Upper Diviison Eligibility.

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.
Prerequisites: ECON 2105, ECON 2106 and upper division eligibility.

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.

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

Provides studnets with on-site work experience in economics through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A porfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevent academic literature to the economic internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S,M)
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.