Undergraduate 2017-2018

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)


ECON 203 Principles of Macroeconomics

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


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)


ECON 301 Money and Banking

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


ECON 303 Intermediate Macroeconomics

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


ECON 304 Economics of Gender

Prerequisites: ECON 203 or ECON 205. Study of heterodox economic theory as pertaining to the economic status of women and men, the institutions that have affected their economic relative status, and probable impacts of traditional economic definitions and practices on the relative status of women and other minority groups.


ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomics

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


ECON 310 Economics of Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite: 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.


ECON 315 Labor Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 203 or ECON 205. Examine labor movements, development of labor laws and policy, economics of labor markets and employment.


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.


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. Can also be taken as ENST 335.


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.


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 flow.


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.


ECON 350 Application of Mathematics to Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 303, ECON 305, and MATH 124. 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.


ECON 356 Water Resource Economics

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. Can also be taken as ENST 356.


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.


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.


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.


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.


ECON 377 Industrial Orgs

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


ECON 378 Energy Policy and Economics

This course examines the dominant trends and challenges affecting energy systems and policy around the world, including the evolution and economics of fossil fuels, alternative energy technologies, and clean energy policies. Can also be taken as ENST 378.


ECON 395 Special Topics in Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 203 or ECON 205. This course explores various topics in economics. Repeatable, under different subtitles. Maximum of 9 credits.


ECON 422 Directed Study

Consent of instructor. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour. Repeatable, maximum of 6 credits.

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ECON 423 Economic Service Learning

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.


ECON 452 Econometrics

Prerequisites: ECON 303, ECON 305 and STAT 150. 90 credits or above. Estimating statistical regression models of economic relationships; treatment of special problems that may arise in analysis of economic data.


ECON 475 Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: ECON 303 and ECON 305. Majors only. Seniors or above. Apply economic theory, research methodologies, and modeling techniques to the analysis of current issues facing society.


ECON 492 Internship in Economics

Consent of instructor. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required. Internships in the public and private sectors to provide students with professional experience. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

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