ECON& 201: Microeconomics – 5 credits

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.

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ECON& 202: Macroeconomics – 5 credits

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

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ECON 100: Introduction to Basic Economic Principles – 5 credits

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.

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ECON 260: Economic Development of the U.S. – 5 credits

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. Recommended: ENGL& 101.

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ECON 315: Economics of Healthcare – 5 credits

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 a Health Sciences baccalaureate program or permission of the instructor.

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Last Updated May 5, 2022