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Economics Course Descriptions

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to achieve economic objectives efficiently. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; and MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisites: None
This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course
ECO 251 Course Outline

ECO 252  Principles of Macroeconomics

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; and MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisites: None
This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course
ECO 252 Course Outline

 

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