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
Presents the fundamental macroeconomic concepts, theories, and issues including the study of scarcity and opportunity cost, supply and demand, national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policies, and international trade. Develops an appreciation of how these economic concepts apply to consumer, business, and government decisions, and their effect on the overall economy. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hour. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
Presents the fundamental microeconomic concepts, theories, and issues including the study of scarcity and opportunity cost, supply and demand, elasticities, marginal revenues and costs, profits, production and distribution. Develops an appreciation of how these economic concepts apply to consumer and business decisions, and their effect on the individual.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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