This course surveys contemporary social issues, while focusing on economic aspects and using economic approaches. It is designed to provide a broad exposure to economics for students who are not planning to major in economics or related fields, such as business administration, international affairs, or environmental science.
One half of the two-semester introduction to economics and economic theory in the context of a general education course. Survey of economic activity in the economy as a whole, focusing on such issues as economic growth and business cycles,unemployment, and inflation.
One half of the two-semester introduction to economics and economic theory in the context of a general education course. Economic analysis of households, firms, and the public sector, focusing on issues such as competition, monopoly power and antitrust- poverty and labor markets, and environmental problems.
Prerequisites: ECON 201B and ECON 202B, and economics major or minor or applied economics major status. The first course in a three course sequence (including ECON 361A and ECON 462) on the development of research skills in economics, students will be introduced to the tools of economic analysis, including how to develop a good research question, how to do a literature search in economics, how to find and collect economic data, and how to integrate economic theory and empirical analysis, as well as oral and written presentation skills.
Prerequisites: ECON 201B and ECON 202. An economic analysis of political decision-making, and the impact of government spending and taxation on the allocation of resources and distribution of income.
Prerequisites: ECON 201B, ECON 202B and ECON 300. ECON 361A is the second course of a three-course sequence (including ECON 300 and ECON 462) on the development of research skills in economics. The course provides students with a more sophisticated understanding of the statistical methods used in economics and expects students to produce more sophisticated economic research.
Prerequisite: ECON 201B, ECON 202B, ECON 300, and ECON 361A. ECON 462 is the third course in a three-course sequence (along with ECON 300 and ECON 361A) in the development of research skills in economics. This course has the highest expectations with respect to mastery of statistical methods in economic research and the quality of research produced. This course serves as a capstone to the study of economics at the University.
Directed individual research on an approved topic in economics. Required for honors in economics.