Economics (ECON) Courses

ECON1001 Macroeconomics

This course is designated as the first of two courses serving as an introduction to economics. It is a survey course covering the foundations of economics and focusing on macroeconomic concepts and issues such as the features and goals of capitalism, the market system, national income, business cycles, macroeconomic theories, and monetary and fiscal policy.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON1002 Microeconomics

This course consists of microeconomic principles and issues. Course content examines and analyzes both the product and resource markets with emphasis on demand, supply and elasticities. In addition, the costs of production and the basic market models of firms' short run and long run operations are discussed. Other topics covered include various current domestic microeconomic problems, as well as international economic issues such as international trade and foreign exchange.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON2011 Intermediate Macroeconomics

This course is designed to be a comprehensive analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics covered are economic growth, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, as well as monetary and fiscal policy. An examination of economic theories of the long run and short run are also be included.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001, MATH1035, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON2022 Intermediate Microeconomics

This course is an in-depth analysis of how individuals and firms make decisions under conditions of scarcity. Topics examined are consumer choice, demand and supply, elasticity, cost functions, market structures, profit maximization, optimal pricing, game theory and market failures.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1002, MATH1035, sophomore status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON3025 The Global Economy in the 21st Century

This course introduces students to the economic problems that have emerged as a result of the process of globalization. Various issues such as the growth of world population, availability of resources, problems with the environment and climate change, the state of the global economy, and problems of global security are analyzed.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 and ECON1002. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON3200 Econometrics

Econometrics is a set of research tools used to estimate and test economic relationships. The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills helpful in filling the gap between studying economics and applying economics statistically. With this course, students gain an overview of what econometrics is, how to build and estimate regression models, interpret estimation results, predict model outcome, conduct hypothesis tests, and diagnose model specifications. The emphasis of this course is on understanding the tools of econometrics and applying them in practice.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001, ECON1002, MATH2001 or MATH2010, junior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON4900 Economics Capstone Seminar

This capstone course, delivered in a seminar format, is for seniors pursuing the Economics bachelor’s degree. Students use the knowledge obtained through required major courses to further develop their critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills in economics. Students use statistics software to conduct analysis when appropriate.
Prerequisite(s): ECON2011, ECON2022, ECON3200, senior status. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ECON5000 Economics in the Global Economy

This course consists of micro- and macroeconomic issues and principles as they apply to the development of a viable and sustainable economy. Course content includes product and resource markets with an emphasis on demand, supply, price elasticity and consumer behavior. This course includes the features and goals of capitalism, the market system, national income, business cycles, and monetary and fiscal policies as they relate to economic viability and sustainability, with a view at causal effects in the global economy. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits