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Offered by Department of Economics
College of Business and Technology

ECON 100GS - Contemporary Economic Issues - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to help the student acquire an understanding of the U.S. economy. (Not open to students who have previously completed ECON 270GS, ECON 271GS or equivalent.)
ECON 100HGS - Contemporary Economic Issues - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to help the student acquire an understanding of the U.S. economy. (Not open to students who have previously completed ECON 270GS, ECON 271GS or equivalent.)
ECON 270GS - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the economic system of the U.S. and the underlying principles of production, labor relations, national income, prices, money and banking, and economic policy.
ECON 271GS - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Recommended prior coursework: ECON 270GS. A continuation in the study of our economic system with emphasis on supply and demand, allocation of resources, consumption, distribution of wealth, wage system, profits and incentives and current economic problems.
ECON 314 - Public Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS, ECON 271GS
Provides a thorough treatment of major topics relating to government expenditures and tax policies. This course will help students develop an understanding of the economic principles that are most useful in examining the government's role in the economy, particularly those principles economists have found helpful in a microeconomic analysis of tax and expenditure policies.
ECON 318 - History of Economic Thought - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS
A survey of economic thought from Biblical times to Post-Keynesian philosophy. Particular emphasis is placed on the Classical, Marginalist and Marxian schools of economic thought.
ECON 320 - Economic Theory, Intermediate Microeconomics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
Introduction to microeconomic theory regarding the determination of prices and values.
ECON 321 - Economic Theory, Intermediate Macroeconomics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS
Introduction to macroeconomic theory with emphasis on the determinants of income, employment and economic growth.
ECON 322 - Money and Banking - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS
A descriptive and analytical study of the basic principles of money, banking and finance as they are related to business and public policy. A study of the creation of the nation's money supply and of the importance of monetary policies upon the performance of the economy.
ECON 335 - Agricultural Marketing - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
An analytical and descriptive study of agricultural markets and marketing systems. This course will provide the student with knowledge of agricultural price determination, the use of futures and options for price discovery and risk management, and marketing institutions in agriculture.
ECON 340 - History of American Business and Business Persons - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course traces the development of American business from the early petty capitalists and sedentary merchants of the Colonial Period through the development of industrial and financial capitalism up to the modern industrial structure. Particular attention is paid to the modern industrial structure and to the noted business leaders of American History.
ECON 350 - Economics of the Agricultural Sector - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS, ECON 271GS
Required in the Agri-Business program; designed as an elective for the economics and non-economics major or minor. Its intent is to show how the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors are integral parts of the total economy. The major issues discussed in this course are the dynamics of the agricultural structure; the changing agricultural scene; agri-business; and agricultural policy.
ECON 365 - Quantitative Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS or ECON 271GS
A course to prepare the student with basic mathematical methods in the field of economics.
ECON 375 - Seminar on Current Economic Events and Issues - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 100GS, or ECON 270GS or ECON 271GS
Designed to critically analyze economic issues based upon information of current and historical importance with emphasis upon economic policy.
ECON 380 - Tourism Economics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
This course features an application of economic theory to the human activities of recreation and tourism. Microeconomics, macro-economics, and economic impact analysis will be packaged so that students might synthesize then apply this information to marketing, promotion, and economic development problems.
ECON 395 - Labor Economics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
This course examines the organization, functioning, and outcomes of labor markets; the decisions of prospective and present labor market participants; and the public policies relating to the employment of labor resources.
ECON 398 - Farm and Ranch Management - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS, BACC 250, BMIS 181, BMIS 182
This course focuses on the problems of business management relative to farming and ranching businesses.
ECON 399 - Apprenticeship Program - 1-4 hours
Prereq: none
Students should contact a department faculty member who would agree to supervise the work for the semester. The work plan must be in writing and must be approved by the Department Chairman and School Dean.
ECON 402 - Mathematical Economics with Linear Programming - 3 hours
Prereq: MATH 102 (if necessary), MATH 123*
Designed to build an understanding of how economic relationships can be expressed in mathematical terms, and techniques to facilitate analysis, inference and solutions.
ECON 420/820P - Environmental Economics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 100GS, or ECON 270GS or ECON 271GS
An economic analysis of the nature of pollution problems from cause to possible solutions. Critically evaluates the role of a market economy in preserving environmental quality.
ECON 430/830P - International Economics - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS
Introduction to the international economy: the theory of international trade, the balance of payments, economic growth and financial commercial policy.
ECON 435 - Agricultural Finance - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS, ECON 398*, BACC 250
Study of financial requirements of agribusiness firms. Definition of debt and equity funds. Investment and cash flow analysis. Evaluation of credit needs and repayment capacity from both the manager's and lender's perspectives. Appraisal and evaluation of farm real estate. Analysis of credit sources including commercial banks, Farm Credit System, Farmers Home Administration, merchants and dealers, and individuals. Case studies of agribusinesses with an emphasis on credit analysis and financial engineering.
ECON 445/845P - Industrial Organization - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
This course is concerned with the nature, role and regulation of business; market structure behavior and performance; antitrust laws and current economic, legal and policy problems.
ECON 465/865P - Economics of Transportation - 3 hours
Prereq: ECON 271GS
Nature, role and regulation of transportation, and current economic, legal and policy problems in the field of transportation.
ECON 475 - Internship - 1-15 hours
Prereq: ECON 270GS or ECON 271GS
A work experience program planned for students preparing for employment in business and industry. The learning situation is organized and supervised cooperatively by the Economics Department and personnel of selected industries. Work experience includes an acceptable type of wage earning employment in business, manufacturing or processing industry approved by the coordinator.
ECON 485 - Senior Seminar - 3 hours
Prereq: senior status
This capstone course is designed to allow student sto apply economic theory and appropriate methodology to a selected topic. Taught in a seminar style, the course will allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of economics, their ability to write effectively, and their ability to communicate effectively by making a professional-level presentation using best available technology.
ECON 490 - Professional Semester - 15 hours
Prereq: none
This sequence of course work and practical experience is designed to give the serious student of economics or business an individualized program to correlate academic and professional atmospheres. The division of this semester is similar to the professional semester in Teacher Education in that the first six weeks is devoted to tailored course work with the last nine weeks consisting of practical experience under the direction/supervision of a professional economist in a business or governmental agency. Cooperating agencies will be chosen on the basis of their ability to provide a worthwhile and significant research task for the students under their supervision. Students interested in the Professional Semester should contact the Department of Economics for details of the program.
ECON 499 - Independent Study and Research in Economics - 1-6 hours
Prereq: none
Individual research under the supervision of a faculty member of the department and approved by the Department Chairman. Topics to be investigated may be tailored to fit the needs of the student.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

14 Sep 2006