Economics Undergraduate Courses

 

The following undergraduate economics courses are offered by the Department of Economics.

Required courses for Economics students are offered fall and spring semesters. Select elective courses are offered during fall and spring, as well. Courses range from 1 to 3 units, and are subject to change.

Courses marked with * cannot be Business Economics and Economics elective course options.

Courses marked with ** may only be used as an Economics elective, will not count as an ECON minor elective and may not count with other courses with the same designation, i.e. Econ 391 and 498H cannot both be used.

The study of the interactions of individuals and societies from the viewpoint of economics. The Course examines a series of important social problems that lie on the intersections of economics and disciplines such as law, history, anthropology, political science, psychology, and so forth.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Gen Ed: Tier 1 Individuals & Societies/150C
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: ECON 150C1-SA

National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: Two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). Not available to students who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 201A, ECON 201B, or ECON 210.

We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare. How do people create wealth? How do societies enable people to create wealth? Are some ways more ethical than others? Why do some societies grow rich while neighboring societies remain poor? People have various ways of creating wealth. Which are ethical and which are not? (Contact the Philosophy Department with enrollment inquiries.)

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: PHIL 205; PHIL is the home department.

Relationship between man and use of natural resources and environmental systems, with emphasis on the economic implications of alternative environmental, energy and land-use policies.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grades.  Available as Pass/Fail option to qualified students.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 or ECON 201A
Identical to: AREC 217; AREC is home department

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 1-4
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F I 

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

May be repeated: An unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.

Units: 2-4
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P F I

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

May be repeated: An unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grades

Examination of industrial structure; theory of prices under varying market conditions; applications to business problems.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 or ECON 210 or ECON 201A-ECON 201B; Accounting, Bus Management, Finance, Marketing, Gen Business, MIS, Ops Management, or Entrepreneurship Advanced Standing in Fall and Spring only.

The objective of this course is to familiarize you with core microeconomic foundations that will allow you to understand how various economic forces and phenomena emerge, how alternative economic institutions functions to allocate resources, how individuals and enterprises can best position themselves in various types of economic environments, and how government policy and external factors affect economic outcomes and welfare.  Note:  This class is only open to non- Eller students and Economic Minors. 

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B)

An introduction to the study of crime and crime-control policies using standard economic techniques. In this course students will learn to use the Economist's tools to examine the following: The costs of crime and crime prevention; the behavior of criminals and potential criminals; the markets for crime and criminal behavior and the goods and services that are produced in them; organized crime and key cime issues; and public policies and the need for coordinating criminal justice system. 

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better and BNAD 276, SBS 200, or equivalent.

Economic history of the United States from the colonial era to the present and what affected the changes in the U.S. economy.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better.

The purpose of the class is to provide students with a firm understanding of the historical development of the economies of different parts of the world and the economy of the world as a whole.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s):  A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better.

The purpose of the class is to provide students with a firm understanding of the historical development of economic thought.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s):  A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better.

Commodity and financial futures market participants, evolution, functions, performance, price determination, and regulation with hedging and speculative applications of futures and futures-options contracts.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: AREC 313; AREC is home department.

Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B)

Analysis of the economics of professional and intercollegiate sports.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

Historical development of securities markets. Topics include financial scandals, early origins of Wall Street, the Robber Barons, the Crash of 1929, up to the Enron crisis.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

The study of how the macroeconomy is affected by institutions, technology and other forces, and governmental policy.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 or ECON 210 or ECON 201A - ECON 201B; Accounting, Bus Management, Finance, Marketing, Gen Business, MIS, Ops Management, or Entrepreneurship Advanced Standing in Fall and Spring only.
*Not available to students who are enrolled in or have completed ECON 332.

The purpose of the class is to provide students with a firm understanding of the structure and workings of the macro-economy; how macroeconomic variables such as national income, the price level, the unemployment rate, and interest rates are determined in various macroeconomic environments; and how government policies and the financial system can impact macroeconomic performance. Note: This class is only open to non- Eller students and Economic Minors.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B)

Analysis of output, employment, interest rates, and the price level; the effects of these on changes in monetary and fiscal variables.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grades. Available as Pass/Fail option to qualified students.
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better and a grade of C or better in MATH 113, or 116, or (MATH 122A & MATH122B), or 125.

This course uses economic analysis to analyze the basic common law areas of property, contract, tort, and criminal law. Economic tools are used both to understand the basic structure of the law, and to suggest how the law might be made more efficient. The course assesses whether individuals or collective action (courts) are better for addressing market failures. Transaction costs and litigation costs (among other things) are crucial to the assessment.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

Application and interpretation of statistical measures to problems in economics.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: AREC 339; AREC is home department.

Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better and a grade of C or better in MATH 113, or 116, or (MATH 122A & MATH122B), or 124, or 125.
*Credit allowed for only one of these courses: AREC 339, and BNAD 276. This course is will not count as an Economics or Business Economics Elective.

Normative and positive aspects of international trade and international monetary economics, with attention drawn to government policy as it relates to international commercial relations.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better
*Not available to students who are enrolled in or have completed ECON 442 or ECON 443.

Analysis of the structure and development of Latin American economics.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

Determination of prices and quantities in product and factor markets.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better and a grade of C or better in MATH 113, or 116, or (MATH 122A & MATH122B), or 125.

The purpose of the class is to provide students with a firm understanding of the transformation that has taken place in the economy of China during the past several decades.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better.

Analysis of the economic development process of newly developing nations.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or a major in Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better.

Analysis of current environmental problems and their potential solutions.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: AREC 373

Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

Economic and legal analysis of the issues and problems arising out of executive, legislative, and judicial efforts to define the rights, duties, and responsibilities of labor and management in the field of industrial relations.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 200 or (ECON 201A and ECON 201B) with a grade of C or better

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Spring, Fall
Grading: SPFI
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA).

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: SPFI
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA)

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: SPFI
Prerequisite(s): Adv Standing: Economics; Student must be active in the Honors College.

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: SPFI
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA)  

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): Adv Standing: Economics; Student must be active in the Honors

The use of microeconomic analysis to formulate sound economic strategies for businesses of various types.  Note:  This class is for online campus students only.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): ECON 300

Not all difference results from discrimination. Not all discrimination results in observable differences. This course focuses on issues of difference and discrimination associated primarily with race, but also other markers of difference, including gender, sexual orientation, national origin, etc. A critical skill for economic analysis of discrimination is econometric method, and so in this course we will look carefully at the ways in which econometrics is used to address questions of discrimination, and critically evaluate these models and the studies that rely upon them.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

Lab experimental studies of economic behavior; applications to monopoly, bilateral bargaining, and competitive markets under various exchange rules; speculation, voting processes, public goods.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361   

The microeconomics of strategy; the economics of imperfect information and uncertainty, externalities and public goods, and imperfect competition.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361  
May be convened with: ECON 507   

 

Study of selected important and current issues in economics while stressing the underlying analytical structure.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): ECON 361

Statistical methods in estimating and testing economic models; single and simultaneous equation estimation, identification, forecasting, and problems caused by violating classical regression model assumptions.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 518

Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON/AREC 339 or BNAD 276; ECON 300 or ECON 361 

Study and development of the mathematical structure that underlies economic theory and analysis.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA), ECON 332, ECON 361, MATH 223

Applies microeconomic theory, industrial organization and public finance to efficiency and equity problems in the acute and chronic health-care sectors and explores solutions to these problems at an introductory level.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Identical to: PA 422

Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361 

 

Examines the economic history and development of the United States, including roles of legal and cultural institutions, changes in output mix, government regulation, income distribution, monetary policy, and demographic factors.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 525

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

The objective of this class is to develop the economic foundations for the understanding of how financial markets and financial transactions work. Appropriate historical backgrounds, analytical frameworks, and mathematical models will be provided so that students may better understand the current economic climate. Specific topics include the micro-foundations of saving and borrowing by individuals, loan profitability for banks, personal credit risk scores, bond credit risk and default rates, Fair Credit Lending Acts, financial leverage and risk, and stock and bond market indexes.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA) ,ECON 361 or ECON 300

This course uses the core principles and methods of health economics to analyze current important issues in healthcare economics & policy.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

Analysis of the role of money and monetary policy in the macroeconomic process.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 330 or Econ 332.

Introduction to decision theory and game theory and their application to various economic situations under conditions of complete and incomplete information.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 531

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

The influence of governmental revenue and expenditure decisions on resource allocation, income distribution, and aggregate economic performance.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 535 

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

 

 

This course explores at both the theoretical and empirical levels how psychological insights can be incorporated into economic analysis. Fundamental techniques building on game theory, experiments, and non-parametric statistics will be developed.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 535 

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

 

This course examines the constraints that politics imposes on implementing public policy.  It has three major substantive themes: (i) the normative foundations of policy making, (ii) how strategic interactions give rise to social dilemmas and, in turn, create room for government to improve social welfare, and (iii) how technological, institutional, and strategic constraints can impede improvements in social welfare.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA), ECON 361 or ECON 300

The development and use of quantitative methods to determine appropriate economic damages that would be approved by the legal process.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON/AREC 339 or BNAD 276 or equivalent and either ECON 300 or ECON 361

To introduce students to the exciting world of behavioral game theory, which brings concepts and ideas from psychology into the study of economics, to bear on situations where decision makers interact and influence each other as studied using game theory.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite: 
A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); Econ 300 or 361.

General equilibrium analysis of product and input markets of international trade, tariffs, commercial policy, and growth and the welfare aspects of each.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 542

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 330 or ECON 332

General equilibrium analysis of product and input markets of international trade, tariffs, commercial policy, and growth and the welfare aspects of each.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 543

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

This course will use concepts and tools from microeconomics to analyze and help students understand the internet, electronic commerce, and other facets of information technology.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite: 
A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); Econ 300 or 361.

Forecasting techniques used in business and government; assembly, interpretation and use of economic data; analysis of business conditions; examination of related environmental factors; construction of actual sales or revenue forecasts.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); BNAD 276 or equivalent or ECON/AREC 339

 

The objective of the class is to develop advanced data handling, graphic visualization, and econometric methods that are used in the analysis of large/big economic and business datasets. Statistical software such as SAS will be used for statistical programming and data visualization. In addition, SQL programming may be used for data management (the accessing, cleaning, merging, and preparation of large datasets for analysis).

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite: 
A major or minor in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); Econ 453

Structure, conduct, and performance of American industry; governmental institutions and policies affecting business.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grading
May be convened with: ECON 560

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON/AREC 339 or BNAD 276 or equivalent and either ECON 300 or ECON 361

 

Economic analysis of the regulated sector of the American economy, including communications, transportation and energy industries; impact of existing and alternative public policies.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361

Economic analysis of various markets for energy and the impact of energy production and consumption on the environment.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON 300 or ECON 361 and AREC/ECON 339 or BNAD 276 after Econ 300/361

 

Economics is used to study the allocation, management, and ownership of such natural resources as air, fisheries, forests, global resources, minerals, natural areas, oil & gas, water, and wildlife. The course is comprised of theoretical models and detailed applications - including the relationship between economic development and environment, the economics of climate change, and the economics of public land management.  Emphasis is placed on the causes and effects of alternative institutions governing the use of the natural environment with a focus on property rights, legal rules, regulations, and administrative agencies.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Identical to:
AREC 478; AREC is home department.
Prerequisite(s): ECON/AREC 339 and ECON 361
 

Develops written communication skills applied to topics in economics.

Special course fee required:  There is a $50 I-Course fee for this class.  
May be repeated:  For a total of 3 units of credit.

Units: 1
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); Junior or Senior Standing; 6 units of Economics.

Applications of economic theory and empirical methods to labor supply and demand, investment in human capital, minimum wages, union effects on relative wages, and labor market discrimination.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grading
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON/AREC 339 or BNAD 276 or equivalent and either ECON 300 or ECON 361

Macro aspects of labor economics: unemployment causes and cures; unemployment and inflation; distribution of income.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grading
Identical to: MGMT 487, SIE 487

Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA); ECON/AREC 339 or BNAD 276 and either ECON 300 or ECON 361

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
May be repeated:  An unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: SPFI
Prerequisite(s): A major in Economics (ECONBA) or Business Economics (BNECBSBA)

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: SPFI

 

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of Economics.

Units: 
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading

 

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.

Units: 1-5
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: SPFI

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Special course fee required:  Students will be assessed a $20 per unit fee when registering for this course for Winter or any Summer Session.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grading