ECON - Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Economics

ECON 101 Understanding the Contemporary Economy

Non-majors only. A variety of learning experiences will be utilized to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to understand individual economic roles in society as well as to analyze current economic issues. (LAC, gtP)

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ECON 203 Principles of Macroeconomics

Discuss and study macroeconomic issues and models of aggregate economic analyusis with emphasis on income, expenditures, fiscal and monetary policy, employment, inflation and growth. (LAC, gtP)

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ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics

Supply and demand, consumer utility, production and costs, perfect competition, pure monopoly, resource allocation, public goods, income distribution and economic regulation. (LAC, gtP)

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ECON 301 Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. The study of monetary theory, monetary policy, money, banking and the Federal Reserve System.

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ECON 303 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 203. Study the determinants of aggregate demand, aggregate supply, employment, macroeconomic objectives and policies.

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ECON 304 Economics of Gender

Prerequisite: ECON 205. Explore the economic status of women and men, the institutions that have affected their economic decisions and impact on the performance of the economy.

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ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 205. The theory of consumer choice, of the business firm and resource allocation.

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ECON 310 Economics of Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 205. This course will give an in-depth understanding of how to apply economics to decisions faced by today's growing number of business enterprises. Focus is on Colorado's new enterprises.

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ECON 312 Managerial Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 305, MATH 131 or MATH 176. Economic principles in managerial decision-making including cost, price, demand, market structure and related analysis emphasizing case studies and microcomputers.

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ECON 315 Labor/Management Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Examine American labor movement, development of labor laws and policy, economics of labor markets, employment, collective bargaining practice and union impact on contemporary industrial organization.

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ECON 320 Comparative Economic Systems

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Analysis of capitalism, socialism and communism as types of economic systems; origins, historical development, major characteristics, successes and failures and future development of prominent world economies.

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ECON 335 Environmental and Resource Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 205. Students will examine the strengths and weaknesses of economic theory in analyzing the seriousness of resource and environmental issues facing society.

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ECON 341 Public Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Government financing at federal, state and local levels as reflected in expenditures, revenues and debt.

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ECON 344 International Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Examine theories of international trade and the impact of trade policies on income and employment. Explores the international financial system, including exchange rates and capital flows.

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ECON 349 Economics of Religion

Prerequisite: ECON 205. This course will employ various economic models, theories, and concepts to study religious beliefs and institutions. The primary focus will be on Christianity and the changing religious landscape in the United States.

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ECON 350 Application of Mathematics to Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 303, ECON 305, MATH 124 and MATH 176. Introduces students to the application of mathematics to the analysis of economic problems. Numerous examples and exercises are used to integrate mathematically formulated models with economic analysis.

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ECON 356 Water Resource Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 205, at least one upper division ECON course. Examination of economic principles governing water planning, development and law. Discussion of supply and demand, quality and political issues. Relationship to Colorado and local situation.

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ECON 360 Economics of Growth and Development

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Analyze the theory, processes and history of economic growth and development, emphasizing resource use and productivity in less developed areas.

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ECON 362 Economic History of the United States

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Review the historical changes in United States economic institutions. Assess United States history based on macroeconomic and microeconomic pressures. Emphasis is on post-Civil War period.

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ECON 365 Urban and Housing Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Students study economic problems relevant to urban areas including land use, housing and poverty, and the role of the private and public sector in resolving these problems.

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ECON 370 History of Economic Thought

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Trace the evolution of economic thinking from 17th century to modern day. See roles played by certain "schools" of economic thinkers, the genesis of their ideas and their contributions.

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ECON 377 Industrial Organizations

Prerequisite: ECON 205. Theoretical and empirical study of the structure, organization and conduct of firms on economic performance and welfare.

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ECON 395 Special Topics in Economics

Prerequisites vary with title of course. This course explores various topics in economics. Repeatable, under different subtitles. Maximum of 9 credits.

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ECON 422 Directed Study

Consent of major advisor. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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ECON 423 Economic Service Learning

Prerequisites: ECON 203 and ECON 205. Consent of instructor. Students will use economic principles to help others understand economics. Students will be required to perform projects and provide economic service assistance to individuals and groups. Not repeatable.

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ECON 452 Econometrics

Prerequisites: ECON 303, ECON 305, and either STAT 150 or BAFN 291. Senior status and a C- in all courses required for the economics major, or consent of instructor required. Estimating statistical regression models of economic relationships; treatment of special problems that may arise in analysis of economic data.

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ECON 475 Contemporary Economic Problems

Prerequisites: ECON 203, ECON 205, ECON 303, ECON 305. Majors only. Senior status and a C- in all courses required for the economics major or consent of instructor required. Learn the contribution of economic models and techniques in understanding current issues facing society. Analyze the efficiency and equity impact of alternative solutions.

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ECON 492 Internship in Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 303 and ECON 305 or consent of instructor. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Internships in the public and private sectors to allow the students to have practical experience in the market place. Repeatable, maximum of eight credits.

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