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ECON 300 level course descriptions

ECON 305 Money and Banking - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 204 or 209 and ECON 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Monetary systems and monetary policy; emphasis on the American banking system and the Federal Reserve System. Syllabi

ECON 307 Discrim Gender Econ (ES) (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 106, 206 or 208. Cross-listed: Economics 307/Women's Studies 307. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.)
Analysis of the experiences of women and ethnic minorities in the economy, extending the traditional interpretations of economic issues to the unique experiences of these groups. Economic tools will be developed, and then applied to such topics as Comparable Worth, Wage Determination, Occupational Choice and Segregation, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System. Syllabi

ECON 309 Marxian Economics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: junior standing and ECON 106, 206, or 208)
A survey of the economic writings of Karl Marx and some of the Federal Income Taxation current literature influenced by Marx.

ECON 319 Econ Less Developed Ctry (NW) (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Economic and institutional conditions of less developed countries; ideas and performance records of promoting socio-economic development. Syllabi

ECON 321 Labor Economics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Analysis of the economy's labor resource. Major topics include labor markets, workforce programs, economic security arrangements, the labor movement, and collective bargaining. Dual level 321/521. Syllabi

ECON 329 Intrmd Micro Theorey (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Mathematics 171 or both Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 207 or 209)
Theory of demand; pricing and output; allocation of resources; income distribution. Syllabi

ECON 331 Intrmd Micro Theory (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Mathematics 171 or both Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 207 or 209)
Fundamentals of national income and product accounting; theory of the determination of income, output, employment, interest rate and price level; survey of economic growth models; application of fiscal and monetary policy. Syllabi

ECON 339 Urban/Regional Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Location theory of economic activities; economics of urban sites and regions; analysis of urban-regional problems and policies. Dual level 339/539. Syllabi

ECON 340 Economics of Sports (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with basic economic concepts as they pertain to the economics of sports. Students will explore selected aspects of the sports business and be able to evaluate analytical arguments based on economic models as they pertain to sports issues. An emphasis will be placed on such topics as demand, cost, franchising, stadium attendance/finance, and labor markets. For graduate level, consent of instructor. Dual level 340/540. Syllabi

ECON 355 (starting Fall 2010Natural Res Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better, and completion of the mathematics requirement for economics majors)
An application of microeconomic principles to optimum use of land, water, energy, and other more specific resources. Alternative public policies are evaluated for the solution of resource allocation problems. Syllabi

ECON 356 Econ of Food Production - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Trends in agricultural production and prices; nature of agricultural markets and the implications for current and future food supply problems in the United States and the world.

ECON 360 Environ Econ Policy (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
A study of environmental problems and their causes in a free market context. Economic policy alternatives are evaluated for solving pollution and other environmental problems. Syllabi

ECON 363 Growth & Development of US (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Development of the United States economy, from its English origins to present time.

ECON 368 Health Care Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
A study of the economic structure of the health care industry and health care problems in the United States. Emphasis on the delivery and pricing of health care as well as alternative public policies dealing with cost and distribution problems. Dual level 368/568. Syllabi

ECON 380 Internship (SS) - 1 credit (minimum); 6 credits (maximum) (prerequisite: application and consent of department chair)
A combination of individually guided study in economics and applied economic analysis in an internship experience.

ECON 390 Transportation Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 229 and 331 with a grade of "C" or better)
Analysis of organizational structures, operational characteristics, and managerial policies of railroads, motor carriers, domestic barge lines, airlines, and pipe lines. Emphasis on rates, services and public regulation.

ECON 399 Special Topics: Economics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 229 and 331 with a grade of "C" or better)
The study of a current topic of Economic interest, not normally covered in our curriculum. Course details will be available in the department office, Sage 2472.