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    • BUSA-1900 Surfing the Internet for Success
      Description

      An introduction to Internet basics such as using e-mail, participating in electronic discussion groups, and exploring the World Wide Web (WWW). Emphasis will be on using the Internet as a useful source of information for the social sciences, business education, consumer decision making, and career planning. This course satisfies the two-hour institutional priority listed under Area B.

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    • ECON-2100 Economics for Everyone
      Description

      The economic principles of demand, supply, markets and the economic issues of inflation, unemployment and government spending will be among the topics covered.

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    • ECON-2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
      Description

      A study of the economy as a whole including production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, public policy, and international economics. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • ECON-2106 Principles of Microeconomics
      Description

      A study of the individual elements of an economy, including demand, supply, price, firms, production, costs, profits, market structures, income determination and international trade. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

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    • ECON-3400 Consumer Economics
      Description

      Emphasis is placed on basic and useful information needed for effective personal spending, saving, and budgeting.

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    • ECON-3402 Statistics for Business I
      Description

      Course emphasis is on applications of statistics in business . Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

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    • ECON-3406 Statistics for Business II
      Description

      This course covers basic quantitative tools for use in strategic and business decision making. Topics include decision analysis, linear regression, forecasting, linear programming and waiting line models.

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    • ECON-3410 Macroeconomic Policy
      Description

      Intermediate analysis of macroeconomic problems such as inflation, unemployment, and economic growth and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy in combating these problems. International implications of policy also emphasized.

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    • ECON-3411 Intermediate Microeconomics
      Description

      The course develops models of the economic behavior of consumers, firms, and government. The topics include: supply and demand, competitive equilibrium and the role of prices in resource allocation, non-competitive market structures, game theory and strategy, externalities, public goods and public policy.

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    • ECON-3420 Economic History of the United States
      Description

      Examines the historical foundation of American economic growth and development from the colonial period to the twentieth century. Focuses on institutional and structural changes and processes of growth.

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    • ECON-3425 Economic Geography
      Description

      A study of the spatial organization of economic activities. Introduces and critiques theories of location and economic development and structural relationships among cities. Same as GEOG 3253.

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    • ECON-3440 History of Economic Thought
      Description

      This course covers the evolution of economic ideas and theories, their social and philosophical preconceptions, and uses to which they have been put in developing policy and their influence upon modern economics. Topics include ancient and medieval economic thought, mercantilism, physiocracy, classical and neoclassical schools, socialist and Marxian critiques, Austrian school, and institutional economics.

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    • ECON-3450 Economics of Sports
      Description

      This course will be a survey of the theory and literature of the economics issues relevant in professional and college- college level sports. Topics include ticket pricing, public funding of arenas or stadiums, labor issues, and antitrust policy.

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    • ECON-3458 Economic Anthropology
      Description

      A cultural approach to how societies produce, distribute and consume goods, services and resources. Same as ANTH 3158.

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    • ECON-3460 Forecasting
      Description

      A study of the nature of business fluctuations and their underlying causes. Emphasis is on the application of various forecasting techniques with regard to analyzing and projecting future business and economic conditions at the national, regional, industry, and firm levels.

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    • ECON-3480 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
      Description

      This course surveys the issues arising from the interaction of economic and ecological systems, the suitability of the market mechanism to allocate natural and environmental resources, and policy options when markets fail. Applications include energy, climate change, pollution control, land use, fishery management, and water scarcity.

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    • ECON-3490 Ethical, Moral, and Philosophical Foundations of Capitalism
      Description

      This course is designed to explore the moral, ethical, and economic foundations of the capitalist system. The economic prespectives of thinkers such as M. Friedman, F.A. Hayek, J.M. Keynes, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand and Adam Smith will be compared and contrasted. This course will address current issues such as corporate social responsibility, the role of government in the economy, and the implications of personal economic philosophies on individual decision making.

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    • ECON-4410 Money and Banking
      Description

      An introductory study of the types and functions of money and financial intermediaries, money creation and control, monetary and fiscal policy, international finance, and the effects of these upon domestic incomes, employment, prices, and interest rates.

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    • ECON-4420 Labor Economics
      Description

      Involves an in-depth study of the economic theories related to the labor market with emphasis placed on managerial and policy applications. Topics covered include labor supply and demand, discrimination, and the economic impact of unions and collective bargaining.

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    • ECON-4440 Public Finance
      Description

      A study of the equity and economic effects of government spending programs, taxes, and debt. The course is primarily applied microeconomics. Same as POLS 4204.

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    • ECON-4450 International Economics
      Description

      The course covers the history, institutions, policy and theory of international economic relations.

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    • ECON-4470 Comparative Economic Systems
      Description

      The course compares and contrasts the forms of economic organization.

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    • ECON-4475 Introduction to Econometrics and Analytics
      Description

      The course emphasis is on applications of econometrics and techniques in business analytics. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, estimation, linear/non-linear regression, limited dependent variables, simultaneous equations/instrumental variables, models of duration, and the use of these models in decision making processes. SAS business analytics software will be used in this course.

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    • ECON-4480 Urban and Regional Economics
      Description

      A study of the economic organization of urban areas and regions. Emphasis is on the analysis of urban land use and real estate markets, contemporary urban problems and public policies, and current issues in urban and regional economic development.

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    • ECON-4481 Independent Study in Economics
      Description

      Directed program of independent study or specific research topics.

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    • ECON-4484 Seminar in Economics
      Description

      The course is the capstone course for all economics majors. The course will change topics and focus. The course will include an evaluation of the students understanding of economic principles.

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    • ECON-4485 Special Topics in Economics
      Description

      Title and description of specific courses to be specified at time of offering. Course may be repeated with permission up to a maximum of 10 hours credit.

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    • ECON-4486 Internship in Economics
      Description

      Work experience with a business, government agency or other organization.

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  • Masters
    • ECON-5440 Public Finance
      Description

      A study of the equity and economic effects of government spending programs, taxes, and debt. The course is primarily applied microeconomics. Same as POLS 5204.

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    • ECON-6420 Current Economic Issues
      Description

      The course covers contemporary problems from an economic perspective. Issues covered include the national debt, health care, social security, population growth and other economic issues. (Not open to MBA students.)

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    • ECON-6430 Business Forecasting
      Description

      This course provides a survey of forecasting methods used by managers and forecasting practitioners. Topics include time-trend, regression-based, time-series decomposition, and auto-regressive moving average methods.

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    • ECON-6450 Managerial Economics
      Description

      This course builds skills in microeconomic analysis for managers and provides a conceptual foundation for further functional area studies. Topics include consumer and producer theory, industrial organization, and aspects of game theory and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 2105 or 2106, ECON 3402, or

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    • ECON-6461 International Finance
      Description

      Topics may include foreign exchange market; exchange rates; balance of payments analysis and adjustment process; financing institutions, monetary relations, and monetary reform; gold, the dollar, devaluation, and SDRs. Same as FINC 6521.

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    • ECON-6470 Ethical Foundations of Capitalism
      Description

      This course is designed to explore the moral, ethical, and economic foundations of the modern business environment. Topics include the role of the individual, business, and government in society. Students in the course are exposed to the writings of economic, ethical, and political thinkers such as Smith, Hobbes, Locke, Marx, Keynes, Rand, Hayek, and Friedman.

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    • ECON-6481 Independent Study in Economics
      Description

      Directed program of independent or specific research topics.

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    • ECON-6485 Special Topics in Economics
      Description

      Title and description of specific courses to be specified at time of offering. Course may be repeated with permission up to a maximum of 6 courts of credit.

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    • WMBA-5000 Found of Business Statistics
      Description

      An on-line course for WebMBA students. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures of the population and samples, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression analysis.

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    • WMBA-5010 Found. of Micro/Macro Econ
      Description

      Course offered as part of the Web MBA program.

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