Undergraduate Economics Courses
100 Level Core Courses
ECO 100 Introduction to Economics. GER 2/B Basic economic concepts and thought; issues and policy. Recommended as a first course for students with no prior courses in economics. Not open to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in ECO 200 or 201 or their equivalents. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
200 Level Core Courses
ECO 200 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics. GER 2/B. May be taken prior to or concurrently with ECO201. Price theory and resource allocation; market structures; income distribution. prereq: MATH 101 or exemption from the course3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. GER 2/B May be taken prior to or concurrently with ECO20 0. Fluctuations in national output and inflation, monetary and fiscal policy. prereq: MATH 101 or exemption from the course 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 221 Economic Statistics I . GER 1/B. Statistical theory applied to business and economic problems; correlation, regression, time series analysis.prereq: MATH 125 or exemption from the course. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
200 Level Elective Courses
ECO 260 Business Organization and Management. GER 3/B. The economic theory of the firm, including the formal analysis of incentives and contracts. Particular focus on how the internal organization of the firm can mitigate the negative effects of interest between different stakeholders in the firm. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 295 Selected Topics in Economics. GER 3/B. Special topics and issues of research and policy interest. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. prereq: ECO 200 or 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
300 Level Core Courses
300 and 400 Level Elective Courses
ECO 330 Economic Development. GER 3/B PD/A. Critical variables explaining the diversity of growth and economic and development outcomes across developing countries. Theories, case studies, measurement and policies. prereq: ECO 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 341 International Finance. GER 3/B. Theories of exchange-rate determination and open-economy macroeconomic theory and policy. prereq: ECO 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 345 Women and Men in the Labor Market. GER 3/B PD/C. Demand for labor, determination of wages and allocation of time between paid and unpaid activities,“human capital” investments, labor market policy issues. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 350 Comparative Economic Systems. GER 3/B PD/D. Comparative analysis of market and planned economies in theory and practice. Process and problems of transitions between planned and market economies. prereqs: ECO 200, 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 355 Industrial Organization. GER 3/B. The course focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets. Topics include the acquisition and use of market power, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government policy. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 356 Business and Public Policy. GER 3/B Analysis of the intersection between business and government in market economies. Topics may include protection of intellectual property, economic regulation, health and safety regulation, antitrust, and the behavior of private firms in the political and social realms. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 370 Law and Economics. GER 3/B. The course uses analytical tools of microeconomics to examine various aspects of the law, including property, contracts, torts, liability, and criminal and family law. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 390 Independent Study in Economics. GER 3/B. Open to economics majors and minors. Individual readings, tutorials, research. Written report. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. Not open to accounting majors. prereq: permission of the chair and faculty sponsor. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 395 Selected Topics in Economics. GER 3/B Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research and seminar discussions on selected topics announced each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 cr. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 426 Computer Applications in Economics. The course focuses on the acquisition of computer skills and their application to empirical economic analysis. prereqs: ECO 221 and declaration of economics major. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 495 Selected Topics in Economics. Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research papers and seminar discussions on selected advanced topics announced each semester. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. prereq: ECO 300 or 301. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 496 Honors Seminar in Economics. Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research and seminar discussions on selected topics announced each semester. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. prereqs: 3.5 GPA in economics, permission of chair. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
ECO 498 Internship in Economics or Accounting. Opportunities for working in positions of responsibility in professional institutions (including government agencies, private firms, and not-for-profit institutions) for academic credit. The position must provide opportunities for learning about some area of economics, accounting, business or related public policy. Credits may not be used towards the requirements for the Economics or Accounting Major. CR/NC grading is mandatory. prereqs: Open only to qualified Economics or Accounting majors, upper Junior/Senior only. Enrollment is subject to approval of department advisor. Course may be taken no more than twice. 1 hr, 1 cr.
ECO 499 Honors Project. Jr/Sr only. Supervised individual research and directed reading. Honors essay. prereq: For accounting majors: ECO 321 and 372; for Economics majors: ECO 300, 301 and 321. 3.5 GPA in a major offered by the Department and permission of the chair. 3 hrs, 3 cr.