Courses in Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 110     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Macroeconomics is the study of issues that affect whole economies, including economic growth, employment levels, management of the money supply, international trade, and economic instability. The course will examine tools governments can use to stabilize and grow economies, as well as controversies surrounding their use. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 9: History/Social & Behavioral Science, Ethical & Civic Responsibility)

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 120     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Microeconomics is the study of how people, businesses, governments, and other institutions make economic decisions. Topics include market price determination, income determination, resource allocation, and impacts of government policies. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 9 History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Ethical & Civic Responsibility)

Economics of Public Issues

ECON 130     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
Approaches used by economists to analyze controversial public policy issues will be introduced. In addition, students will read articles explaining or advocating contrasting sides to issues. A variety of topics will be studied, with the list changing in different semesters. Topic examples may include economic inequality, climate change, and remedies for the Great Recession. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 5, 9: History/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Ethical and Civic Responsibility)