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ECON 100 Introduction to Basic Economic Principles • 5 Cr.

Introduces the concepts and tools of economic thinking. Students learn to understand and evaluate the complex economic problems encountered in modern society. Business and Economics majors who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution should generally take ECON& 201 or ECON& 202 rather than ECON 100.

ECON 194 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 195 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 196 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 197 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 198 Seminar in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

ECON 199 Individual Studies in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ECON& 201 Microeconomics • 5 Cr.

Investigates the responses of individual economic agents to incentives. This course provides the framework for analyzing simple models of choices for individual markets and industries within a mixed economy. The structure and outcomes of the basic model can then be modified to analyze a variety of market structures and be used to address a range of social issues, using the common policy goals of efficiency and equity. Recommended: MATH 099 or higher, and ENGL& 101 or higher.

ECON& 202 Macroeconomics • 5 Cr.

Presents major theories of business cycles and economic growth. Students examine economic policies aimed "at price stability" and unemployment in an industrialized capitalist nation as well as factors in international trade and monetary flows. It may also cover the development policies of underdeveloped countries. Recommended: MATH 099 or higher, and ENGL& 101 or higher

ECON 250 Economics of Sustainability • 5 Cr.

Study issues of environmental, resource and sustainable economics using basic economic principles. Topics include: economics of renewable resources, full-cost accounting, natural capital and social capital, international environmental trade and regulation, and ecological economics. Explore how sustainability economics can be integrated in corporate financial analysis and inform decision-making at all levels. Recommended: 30 prior college credits.

ECON 260 Economic Development of the U.S. • 5 Cr.

Analyzes the industrialization and transformation of the U.S. economy from colonial times to the present. Students examine the rapid changes after the Civil War and the Great Depression, as well as the contributions of immigrants and native groups. Same as CES 260. Either ECON 260 or CES 260 may be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: 30 prior college credits.

ECON 294 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 295 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 296 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 297 Special Topics in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

ECON 298 Seminar in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

ECON 299 Individual Studies in Economics • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Covers the principles of micro and macroeconomics as applied to the healthcare industry. Examines how healthcare demand differs from that of other goods. Major topic areas include identifying and measuring the cost and benefit of marketing and government solutions to various healthcare issues, the role risk plays in the demand for and supply of health insurance, the incorporation of general healthcare, medical care, government policies and health insurance in determining impacts on private profit and social economic well-being. Prerequisite: Acceptance to program or permission of the instructor.

ECON 400 Econometrics • 5 Cr.

This course introduces Econometric methods used in economics, business, finance, marketing, management and other disciplines, with emphasis on practical use and application. Students will construct models using real-world empirical data, conduct hypothesis testing, forecast outcomes, and learn to estimate and interpret the parameters of models. Prerequisite: MATH 342 with a C or better, and acceptance into BAS Data Analytics program, or permission of the instructor.