Economics (ECO) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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ECO 110 - Consumer Economics
Fosters understanding of American economic system and the individual's role as a consumer. Emphasizes application of economic principles to practical problems encountered. Alerts students to opportunities, dangers, and alternatives of consumers.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ECO 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticities, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ECO 210 - International Economics
Analysis of the nature, performance and problems of market and non-market economic systems with emphasis on post World War II experience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ECO 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits