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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
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 245 - Contemporary Economic Issues
Presents major contemporary economic issues of the day. May focus on issues such as energy, the environment, the farmer, the national debt, taxes, international trade, consumerism, and economic trends. Emphasizes proper analysis of economic problems and formulation of corrective policy. Develops the student's critical faculties by exposure to opinions of eminent economists and may offer open classroom debate. Prerequisite ECO 201.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ECO 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
ECO 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits