2019-21 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

ECON - Economics
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 markets and prices, international trade, consumers and firms’ behavior, provision of government services, primarily oriented toward students outside business and economics, including social work, sociology, history, political science, education and the natural sciences.
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
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 and undergraduate research.
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Prerequisites:
BUS 101 (Applies to SBE students only)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ECON 251Principles Of Macroeconomics3.00
Survey of national income accounts, employment theory, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking, inflation and international trade. Policy issues and undergraduate research.
University Studies Requirements:
Social Science
Prerequisites:
BUS 101 (Applies to SBE students only)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
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 director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
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, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
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, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ECON 335Ecological Economics3.00
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, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Odd Years Only
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
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ECON 351Intermediate Macroeconomics3.00
Economic theory in the analysis of aggregate economic behavior. Topics Include national income determination and income inequality across countries, economic growth, technological progress, unemployment, inflation, economic booms and recessions, and stabilization policies.
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or Econ 235
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
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, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Even Years Only
ECON 370Data Exploration & Economic Analysis3.00
The course provides students with a basic training in searching/finding, collecting/downloading, displaying/visualizing, and analyzing data. It will develop foundational skills of students in interpreting real-world data related to economic and business activity and other relevant areas. Data from numerous sources will be used to make data-driven decision in simple format. Students will obtain a hands-on experience in fundamentals of data by utilizing mainly Microsoft Excel and economic theory for analytical purpose.
Prerequisites:
BUS 270 or equivalent, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
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 must obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare an internship agreement. Pass-Fail only.
Prerequisites:
ECON 350, 351 and consent of cooperating instructor and director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
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.
University Studies Requirements:
Global Awareness
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
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, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
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.
University Studies Requirements:
Diversity
Global Awareness
Prerequisites:
ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ECON 470Applied Economic Analysis3.00
Introduction to econometric theory and practice. Course includes lectures and data analysis workshops, a senior-year experience/capstone component. Topics include: statistical inference, regression analysis, model building and problems in regression analysis.
Prerequisites:
BUS 270 or MATH 130 or its equivalent, ECON 350 or ECON 351, or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
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.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
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 director, SBE.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ECON 489Economics Elective0.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.