UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Course Offerings - ECONOMICS


36-106 General Economics (SS) 3 cr.

Analysis of some of the major current issues in the American economy undertaken after a historical survey of the emergence of modern economic institutions. Not open to students with either 36-206, 36-207, 36-208 or 36-209.
36-206 Principles of Economics I (Micro) (SS) 3 cr.
Features of the American economy; demand, supply and the price system; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure; distribution of income; environmental and energy problems; comparative economic systems. Prerequisite: Completion of 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 or 67-171 with a grade of "C" or higher; or, qualification for enrollment in 67-171 via Math Placement exam.
36-207 Principles of Economics II (Macro) (SS) 3 cr.
Economic role of the government sector; government expenditures and taxation; national income analysis; economic fluctuations; money and banking; economic growth; international economics. Prerequisite: Completion of 36-206, 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 or 67-171, with a grade of "C" or higher; or, qualification for enrollment in 67-171 via Math Placement exam.
36-208 Honors: Principles of Economics I (Micro) (SS) 3 cr.
Study of the system of production and distribution of goods and services in the American Economy. Topics include analysis of the operation of markets, consumer theory, production decisions, market structure, and the distribution of income. Emphasis is on study of economic policy and institutions. Prerequisite: Student enrolled in honors program and completion of 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 or 67-171, with a grade of "C" or higher; or, qualification for enrollment in 67-171 via Math Placement exam.
36-209 Honors: Principles of Economics II (Macro) (SS) 3 cr.
Analysis of the factors that influence the level of employment, the rate of inflation, and the rate of growth of Gross Net Profit. Topics include aggregate demand, aggregate supply, economic fluctuations, the role of money, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and productivity. Prerequisites: Student enrolled in honors program and completion of 36-206 or 36-208, 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 or 67-171, with a grade of "C" or higher; or, qualification for enrollment in 67-171 via Math Placement exam.
36-210 Economic and Business Statistics 3 cr.
Descriptive methods; probability and inference; regression and correlation; index numbers; time series. Prerequisite: Completion of 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 or 67-171 with a grade of "C" or higher; or, qualification for enrollment in 67-171 via Math Placement exam.
36-305 Money and Banking 3 cr.
Monetary systems and monetary policy; emphasis on the American banking system and the Federal Reserve System. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-307 Discrimination, Gender, and the Economy (ES) 3 cr.

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. Cross-listed with 98-307. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: 36-106 or 36-206 or 36-208. Not open to students with credit for 98-307.

36-309 Marxian Economics 3 cr.

A survey of the economic writings of Karl Marx and some of the current literature influenced by Marx. Prerequisites: Junior standing and 36-106 or 36-206 or 36-208.
36-319 Economics of Less Developed Countries (NW) 3 cr.
Economic and institutional conditions of less developed countries; ideas and performance records of promoting socio-economic development. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-321/521 Labor Economics 3 cr.
Analysis of the economy's labor resource. Major topics include labor markets, manpower programs, economic security arrangements, the labor movement, and collective bargaining. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-329 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3 cr.
Theory of demand; pricing and output; allocation of resources; income distribution. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in both 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 and completion 67-171 or both 67-204 and 67-206.
36-331 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 cr.
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. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in both 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 and completion 67-171 or both 67-204 and 67-206.
36-339/539 Urban and Regional Economics and Policy 3 cr.
Location theory of economic activities; economics of urban sites and regions; analysis of urban-regional problems and policies. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208, and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-355 Natural Resource Economics 3 cr.
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. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-356 Economics of Food Production 3 cr.
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. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-360 Environmental Economics and Policy 3 cr.
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. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-363 Growth and Development of the U.S. Economy 3 cr.
Development of the United States economy, from its English origins to present time. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209.
36-368/568 Health Care Economics 3 cr.
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. Prerequisite: 36-206 or 36-208.
36-380 Internship in Economics 1-6 cr.
A combination of individually guided study in economics and applied economic analysis in an internship experience. Prerequisites: Application and approval of department chair.
36-390 Transportation Economics 3 cr.
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. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-207 or 36-208 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-399 Special Topics in Economics 3 cr.

The study of a current topic of Economic interest, not normally covered in our curriculum. Course details will be available in the department office.
36-403/603 Public Sector Economics 3 cr.
Economics of federal, state and local governments; analysis of the effects of expenditures, taxes and subsidies; intergovernmental fiscal relations; efficiency and decision making in the public sector. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-409 History of Economic Thought 3 cr.
Development of economic ideas from early mercantilistic thought through the twentieth century. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-420 International Finance and Trade 3 cr.
Discussion of the international monetary system includes the balance of payments, exchange markets and the domestic monetary policy implications of an open economy. The international trade portion presents the theory of free trade, impact of trade barriers and international trade organization. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-421 Honors: International Finance and Trade 3 cr.

Analysis of international trade, including the theory of free trade, the impact of trade barriers, and international organizations. Analysis of international finance system, including the balance of payments, exchange markets, and macroeconomic policy in an open economy. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C: or above. In addition, students are expected to be familiar with high school algebra and geometry because graphical analysis is very important in presenting and understanding the subject matter involved.
36-430/630 Human Resource Economics 3 cr.

The study of manpower as a basic economic resource; labor force concepts, labor mobility, causes of unemployment and proposed solutions, human resource development, wage and employment theories. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above, 36-321 suggested.
36-436 Comparative Economic Systems 3 cr.
An evaluation of existing and experimental economic systems in Europe, United States of America, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China and the Third World for their potential to meet anticipated future economic problems. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-446 Independent Study 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above and completion of required courses for a major or minor in economics and approval of department chair.
36-456 Related Readings 1-3 cr.
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above and approval of department chair.
36-466 Government and Business 3 cr.
Regulatory and promotional policies and programs of the Federal Government affecting the operation of the market system. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above;.
36-471/671 Introduction to Mathematical Economics 3 cr.
The application of mathematical tools to economics with emphasis on the description and use of the tools; mathematical models of decision making and optimization. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-473/673 Econometric Methods 3 cr.
An introduction to the statistical regression techniques widely used by researchers in Economics and Business Finance. Single and multiple regressing of time-series and cross sectional data. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209, 36-210 with grade of "C" or above.
36-474 Honors: Thesis 1-6 cr.
Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing. Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis." Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above.
36-499 Senior Seminar in Economics 3 cr.
A seminar in applied economics which focuses on selected current economic problems. Prerequisites: 36-206 or 36-208 and 36-207 or 36-209 with a grade of "C" or above; 36-329, 36-331.
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