College of Arts and Sciences
324 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
Survey of developments in economic analysis; price determination, including considerable study of demand and cost theory; imperfect competition. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
325 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)
Introduction to contemporary theory of income and employment; emphasis on the essential principles and concepts used in the determination of the level of income and employment, the rate of economic growth, and the general price level. Every semester. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
404 International Economics (3)
The classical and modern theories of international trade; international trade accounting; exchange rates; tariffs and other restrictions on trade; recently created agencies and programs to promote international economic relationships; the influence of international economic relationships on world politics. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102, or equivalent.
415, 416 Economic History of the United States (3, 3)
See History 415, 416.
417 Women in the Economy (3)
The role of women in the U.S. economy. An economic analysis of womens labor force participation, discrimination against women in the labor market, womens paid and unpaid work, the child care industry, and female poverty. On demand. Prerequisites: 101, 102 or approval of instructor. May be registered as WSTU 417. Credit not allowed in both Economics and Womens Studies 417.
425 Industrial Organization (3)
The structure of industry, business conduct, and economic performance; analysis of antitrust law and government regulation. Every semester. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
426 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
Theoretical and empirical examination of various economic systems with emphasis on current capitalist and socialist economies. Objectives and outcomes of market and planned economies are compared. On demand. Prerequisites: 101, 102.
429 Managerial Economics (3)
The solution of business problems by use of economic theory, accounting, marketing methods, financial techniques, etc. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102; Management 212, and Mathematics 136.
430 Environmental Economics (3)
An economic study of environmental issues and alternative solutions to them. Topics include measurement of cost and benefits, property rights and externalities, pollution control, and past, present, and future environmental policy and regulations. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
444 Economics of Underdeveloped Areas (3)
Factors underlying economic progress of nations and geographic areas; analysis of resources, manufacturing and agricultural productivity, saving and investment, trade, monetary and banking system, and fiscal system. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102, or graduate standing.
450 Marxian Political Economy (3)
An introduction to Marxian thought in general and Marxian economic theory in particular. Marxian analysis of theories of value and distribution, including modern radical economics. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
452 European Economic History (3)
The economic history of Europe from the breakup of the ancient world through the 19th century. Exploration of the relationship between economic growth and social development. On demand. Prerequisites: Junior standing.
453 History of Economic Thought (3)
Development of theories of value and distribution, macroeconomics, money and banking, international trade, and business cycles; works of Smith, Malthus,
Ricardo, Marx, Jevons, Marshall, Wicksell, Knight, Schumpeter, and Keynes. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
455 Urban Economics (3)
A study of the metropolitan economy with a problem orientation in areas of intra-metropolitan industry location, urban residential location and travel behavior, the urban ghetto, housing markets, urban transportation, and environmental quality. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
460 Introduction to Econometrics (3)
The study of issues in economics and statistical tests of economic models through regression analysis. Also recommended for non-economics majors with an interest in economics and mathematics. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102; Management 212 or Mathematics 407.
465 Economics of Regulated Industries (3)
Presentation and analysis of economic aspects of regulation of public service industries. On demand. Prerequisites: Economics 101, 102.
470 Seminar in Current Economic Topics (3)
The application of economic techniques and analytical methods to not less than five current topics, which may vary from semester to semester, selected by the instructor. Designed for senior economics majors. On demand. Prerequisites: 6 hours of economics courses at the 300 level or above.
495r Departmental Honors
(1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-3)
498r Individual Studies (1-3)
499r Group Studies (1-3)