Economics Course Offerings

EC 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. The course begins by introducing the assumptions and core principles of economics. Then we will learn how unemployment, inflation, and economic growth are measured and how they relate to our economic goals. We will study how the government can influence the business cycle using fiscal and monetary policy. A model of the macroeconomy will be developed in order to study how these tools can work in different contexts and why there are different views about how the government should be involved. Students will use the skills learned to analyze current social issues from an economic perspective, including trade, the national debt, and income inequality.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EC 252 - Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomics is the study of how individuals, firms, and governments make choices and how these choices interact. The course begins by introducing the assumptions and core principles of economics. This will prepare students to build basic models of individual and firm behavior. We will analyze behavior in perfect competitive markets as well as imperfectly competitive market structures such as monopolies and oligopolies. We will also use economic models to study market failures caused by externalities and public goods. Students will use the skills learned to analyze current social issues from an economic perspective, including the environment, education, and poverty.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)