ECON 110 — Principles of Economics. 3 hours.
An introduction to economic reasoning and analysis, with special emphasis on the market process as a system of social coordination. This course will address microeconomic topics such as opportunity cost, and comparative advantage as well as the macroeconomic issues of inflation, unemployment, and monetary and fiscal policy.
ECON 241 — Business Statistics. 3 hours.
ECON 308 — Comparative Economic Systems. 3 hours.
An examination of the alternative forms of economic organization that exist around the world. Areas of emphasis will include the existing variations in the democratic capitalist framework, the ongoing process of transition in formerly socialist nations, the emergence of new sources of competition within the global economy, and the interaction between economics, politics, and culture in various societies.
ECON 311 — Intermediate Microeconomics. 3 hours.
An exploration of the neoclassical theories of consumption and production. Additional topics will include game theory and strategic behavior, the economic impact of technological development and organizational innovation, the role of the government in maintaining competition, and the relationship between Christian thought and economic methodology. Prerequisites: ECON 110.
ECON 312 — Intermediate Macroeconomics. 3 hours.
An examination of alternative theoretical frameworks of the national economy, with particular emphasis on the contrast between short-run and long-run models of aggregate economic behavior. Additional attention will also be devoted to current controversies in macroeconomic theory, policy, and performance. Prerequisites: ECON 110.
ECON 342 — Intermediate Economic Statistics. 3 hours.
Building upon the foundation provided by ECON 241 Business Statistics, this course will introduce students to the basic concepts of econometrics, especially regression analysis. Emphasis will be placed upon the mastery of various statistical techniques and their applications. Prerequisite: ECON 241.
ECON 345 — Economics of the Public Sector. 3 hours.
An examination of the role of government in market economy, both in a positive and a normative sense. Major topics will include the theories of market failure and public choice; the economic impact of various taxes, expenditure programs, and regulatory actions; and alternative rationales for the expansion in the size and scope of government in the United States and other nations over time.
ECON 362 — Financial Markets and Institutions. 3 hours.
A survey of the financial organizations of society, including the functioning and characteristics of money and credit, investment banking, trust companies, and commercial banking, with emphasis on the Federal Reserve System. Current money and banking problems are evaluated in conjunction with the theoretical concepts studies. Prerequisites: ECON 110, BSNS 270.
ECON 365 — International Trade and Finance. 3 hours.
An exploration of the effects that are generated when economic and financial transactions cross national boundaries. Major topics will include the theoretical basis for international trade, alternative explanations of the sources of comparative advantage, domestic trade policies, the primary determinants of exchange rates and capital flows, governmental actions regarding exchange rates, and the globalization of commerce. Prerequisites: ECON 110, BSNS 270.
ECON 473 — Investments. 3 hours.
Same as BSNS 473.