List of Courses
ECO 103 Modern Economic Issues (3 credits)
In this course, students will discuss current micro and macro economic issues in an intuitive, non-mathematical format. A wide range of topics are covered with an emphasis on the global economy. This course satisfies the Humanities and Social Sciences Global Awareness requirement and is open to all students.
ECO 104 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to financial planning and consumer practices. Topics include: money management, investments, tax planning, estate planning, insurance, real estate, and the purchasing and financing of consumer goods and services.
ECO 160 Poverty, Inequality and Discrimination (3 credits)
This course covers various causes of poverty in the U.S. (relative poverty) and in developing nations (absolute poverty), as well as policies, programs, and proposals for improvement. Inequality, stratification, and discrimination are also addressed. This course satisfies the Humanities and Social Sciences Global Awareness requirement and is open to all students.
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
An introduction to the forces that shape overall economic activity and determine productivity, standards of living, economic growth, employment, inflation, interest rates, and business cycles.
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
An introduction to microeconomic theory and applications, stressing consumer and producer behavior, price determination, trade, market structures, markets for factors of production, market failure, government failure, and international issues.
ECO 209 Money and Banking (3 credits)
A study of the nature and function of money and finance, this course outlines the institutional framework of the American financial system and describes and explains the special role played within the system by financial institutions and markets. Topics include the risk and term structure of interest rates, debt and equity markets, financial structure, financial crises, financial regulations, financial derivatives, and foreign exchange.
ECO 219 Fundamentals of Investments (3 credits)
This course examines the relationship between risk and return, asset allocation, portfolio theory, and investment vehicles including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and futures.