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ECON - Economics


2012-2014 Catalog

ECON - Economics

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ECON 189Economics Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
ECON 235Economics in Society3.00
General introductory course highlighting economic and social issues facing society. In addition to covering traditional issues such as markets and prices, government economic management and international trade, it also introduces economic content into the analysis of problems such as poverty and discrimination, pollution control, and provision of government services. Primarily oriented toward students outside business and economics, including social work, sociology, history, political science, education and the natural sciences.
General Education Attributes:
SS Social Sciences
ECON 250Principles Of Microeconomics3.00
The role of households, firms, and industries in the use of resources. Survey of consumption, production, markets, price determination, and industrial organization including competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Policy issues.
General Education Attributes:
SS Social Sciences
ECON 251Principles Of Macroeconomics3.00
Fundamentals of social organization and issues in the allocation of resources to goods and services. Survey of national income accounts, employment theory, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, and international trade payments. Policy issues.
General Education Attributes:
SS Social Sciences
ECON 289Economics Elective0.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ECON 301Study Abroad0.00 - 6.00
Field trips designed by department faculty to give students direct experiences in foreign countries. Each program includes preparatory reading, orientation meetings, a faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the course. With consent of the relevant program and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Students must obtain approval for taking these courses prior to participation. Otherwise the course may not count. For specific degree requirements consult your advisor. Course can be repeated only if the content is different. Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair.
ECON 330Money and Banking3.00
Overview of the U.S. financial system, its role in U.S. economic performance, and its ties to global capital markets. Topics include: role of money, financial intermediaries and markets in the economy, general history and rationale for depository regulation, structure and functions of the Federal Reserve, analysis of current economic events and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 333Transportation Economics3.00
Introductory course focuses on domestic transportation, but an international dimension is included. Covers all modes of transportation, their micro-economic and organizational characteristics, role and function in the national economy, regulatory and policy issues, rate setting, interaction in the supply chain, shipper and carrier relations, intermodal operations and environmental impacts.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 335Economics of Sustainability3.00
Sustainability and sustainable development examined within an ecological economics context. Builds on core economic concepts particularly market failure and addresses issues of sustainable scale, just distribution, and efficient allocation. Emphasizes the relationship between socioeconomic systems and the biological/physical world. Explores the policy challenges of sustainability in a variety of contexts including climate change, energy use, natural resource use, ecosystem services, food security, technological change and property rights.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 350Intermediate Microeconomics3.00
Economic theory in the analysis of household, firm, and industry behavior. Includes demand, supply, production functions, price theory, industrial organization, factor markets, general equilibrium, and welfare economics; policy issues.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 351Intermediate Macroeconomics3.00
Economic theory in the analysis of aggregate economic behavior and policy issues. Includes national income and product accounts, employment theory, price levels, and interest rates; IS and LM analysis; Keynesian and Monetarist viewpoints.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 362Public Finance3.00
Theoretical foundation and institutional role of government in the economy. Includes theory of social goods and public decisions, the budgeting process, and the impact of taxation and expenditure on the allocation of resources, distribution of income, and economic stability.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 389Economics Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ECON 400Economics Internship2.00 - 7.00
Opportunity for students to earn academic credit by extending classroom learning to real-world settings. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Pass-Fail only.
Prerequisites:
ECON 350, 351 and consent of cooperating instructor and department chair.
ECON 430International Economics3.00
Overview of the economic interactions between countries in areas of international trade and international finance. Topics include: theories of trade, protectionist policies, trade agreements, economic integration, role of international institutions and multinational enterprises, balance of payments, foreign exchange rates, current international macroeconomics and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 432International Monetary Relations3.00
International payments and the international monetary system in which they take place. Focuses on foreign exchange markets, exchange rate regimes and corresponding balance-of-payments adjustment processes and policies, major international financial institutions, international monetary policies and policy coordination.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251 or ECON 235 are prerequisite for taking this course.
ECON 435Development Economics3.00
Nature and process of economic development within historical and international perspectives. Includes alternative theories and strategies of economic development; recent changes and trends in the world economy, and implications for development at the national level; selected case studies and applications.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 438Comparative Economic Systems3.00
Analysis and development of various forms of economic organization and decision mechanisms at the societal level. Emphasis on modern centralized, decentralized, and mixed economies; evaluation of economic performance; case studies.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235.
ECON 470Applied Economic Analysis3.00
Capstone course includes lectures and workshops in economic data analysis and a senior-year experience component. Topics include: statistical inference, regression analysis, model building and problems in regression analysis; time-series analysis, and forecasting.
Prerequisites:
BUS 270 or MATH 130 or its equivalent, ECON 350, ECON 351, or by consent of the Instructor.
ECON 481Seminar in Economic Issues3.00
In-depth discussion of current economic issues. While the focus will be on the economic aspects, social as well as political elements will be included. Various policy options will be developed, discussed, and analyzed.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235, or instructor consent.
ECON 488Independent Study In Economics1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of various economics issues.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250, 251 or 235 or consent of cooperating instructor and department chair.
ECON 489Economics Elective0.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ECON 681Seminar in Economic Issues3.00
In-depth discussion of current economic issues. While the focus will be on the economic aspects, social as well as political elements will be included. Various policy options will be developed, discussed, and analyzed.

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