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Economics (ECON)

Students who enroll in Economics courses must have placed in to ENGL 1100 and are encouraged either to have completed ENGL 1100 or to be enrolled in that course when scheduling an Economics course.

Online/Distance Learning (DL) versions of several ECON courses are available. Students taking the Web-based version of these courses must be familiar with computers, have an email address, and access to the Internet. Course content is identical to that presented in a traditional classroom setting. Examinations for online/distance learning courses are administered at the Testing Center.

ECON 1110 Introduction to Economics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is an issues-based introduction to basic economic concepts. Students will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or 1050 with grade of “C” or better;
placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00

ECON 1194 Special Topic: Economics (On Demand)

1-3 credits
ECON 1194 presents a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in economics.
Lecture: 1-3 hours          Lab fee: $3.00

ECON 2193 Independent Study in Economics (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in Economics through intensive reading or research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Lecture: 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required         Lab fee: $3.00

ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the economic decision-making of individuals and firms. Topics include scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, consumer choice, elasticity, market structure, profit maximization, resource markets and international trade.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or 1050 with grade of “C” or better;
placement into ENGL 1100          Lab fee: $3.00

ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to economic decision-making at the aggregate level. Topics include national income analysis, the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies and objectives.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ECON 2200 with grade of “C” or better; MATH 1030 or
1050 with grade of “C” or better; placement into ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $3.00