ECO 105 World Poverty and World Development (Cross-listed as INT 105)
This class surveys fundamental issues in international development, including food security, public health, environmental resource management, education, population, gender issues and economic development. The course explores the root causes of hunger and poverty, and assesses various development strategies to address these problems. The course will fulfill one of the General Education course requirements in social science. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 201 Macro Economics (formerly ECO 201, Introduction to Macroeconomics)
Analyses of the determinants of the level of economic activity, employment, price fluctuations, and economic growth are followed by discussions of the nature of current fiscal and monetary policies and the problems concerning international trade.
ECO 202 Economics of Business (formerly ECO 202, Introduction to Microeconomics)
Analyses of consumer behavior, production costs, and price determination in different market structures are followed by discussions of general equilibrium and selected economic problems.
ECO 206 Money and Banking
This course consists of a survey of monetary practices and principles, proposed monetary reforms, principles of banking, with special attention to commercial banking and credit regulation. Current monetary and banking developments are considered. Prerequisite: ECO 201. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 309 International Economics
Pure theory of international trade. Balance of payments and foreign exchange rates. Commercial policy and the interaction between internal and external equilibrium. International liquidity and the international monetary system. Prerequisites: ECO 201 and 202 or permission of the department chair. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 325 Managerial Economics
Application of microeconomic theory and analysis to business and administrative problems. Topics to be examined include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, market structures and pricing practices, regulation, risk and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ECO 202. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 326 Economics of Sports
This course explores selected aspects of the economics of the sports industry. Focus will be on the four major professional team sports as well as collegiate athletics. Topics include professional sports franchises, economics of sport stadia, professional sports labor markets, government involvement in the sports industry, and the economics of collegiate sports. Prerequisite: ECO 202. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 327 Labor Relations (formerly ECO 327, Labor Economics; cross-listed as BUS 327)
A study of labor. This course will examine labor productivity, industrial relations system, the determination of wages, the various demands for labor, labor migration, the role of unions, the role of government in labor markets, discrimination, collective bargaining, legal aspects of labor relations, union structure and administration, the employer role, union organizing, bargaining issues, the negotiation process, grievances and arbitration, public sector labor relations, and unemployment. Prerequisites: MGT 305; ECO 201 and 202 or approval of department chair. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 328 Public Finance
A study of government taxing and spending policies. Christian and secular views on government economic activity, consideration of the financing of local, state, and federal government taxation and spending on incentives are examined. Prerequisites: ECO 201, 202. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 329 Economic Policy
This course examines the parameters of contemporary fiscal, monetary, and international economic policy debates and the major theorists and political figures who are engaged in the economic issues. The course will build upon the insights of the prerequisites ECO 201 (Macro Economics) and ECO 202 (Economics of Business). Students will thoroughly wrestle with topics such as tax policy, regulatory policy, trade and protectionism, pollution, and inflation. Prerequisites: ECO 201 and 202. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 465 Economics Internship Program
A program in which qualified economics majors intern with a business or governmental unit. The student will use this experience to supplement his or her academic program. Prerequisite: Economics minors only, senior standing and consent of the department chair. Graded Credit.
ECO 195, 295, 395, 495 Seminar in Selected Topics
A study of selected economic issues. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: 15 semester hours in economics and a 2.50 average in economics. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)
ECO 499 Independent Research
A program designed to meet specific interests of the student. A research paper is required. Prerequisites: Senior standing and the consent of the department chair. Maximum total credit allowed is 6 hours.