Economics (ECON) Courses

ECON1001 Macroeconomics

This course is designed as a general introductory course in economics covering the major elements of economic theory that apply to the overall economy. It is designated as the first of two introductory courses in economics. The various topics it covers include how the economy functions as a whole, the market system, national income, business cycles, the financial system, macroeconomic theories, monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

ECON1002 Microeconomics

This course consists of microeconomic principles and issues. Course content examines and analyzes demand and supply elasticities and efficiency of the market equilibrium. In addition, the costs of production and the four basic market models of firms’ short-run and long-run operations are discussed. Other topics covered include pricing strategies, market failures and government policies to resolve them.
Prerequisite(s): MATH1002 or math placement. (HY) (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

ECON2010 World Economic Geography

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the economic resources at our disposal and the natural conditions under which the utilization of these resources may be achieved. Locations, characteristics, and relationships of economic activities are discussed and analyzed to permit better insight into these issues.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 or ECON1002. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

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
3 Semester Credits

ECON3030 Managerial Economics

This course introduces business students to the application of economic principles at the decision-making level in a business organization. This course demonstrates how economic concepts can be applied to decisions involving business strategy and the attainment of organizational objectives.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1002, BUS1001 or MGMT1001. (HY)
Offered at Charlotte, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits

ECON3070 Contemporary Economic Issues

This course is a topical examination of current macroeconomic and microeconomic issues that impact the U.S. economy. Course content examines and analyzes topics such as government finance, health care, the environment, energy, poverty and welfare, social economic issues, the housing market, terrorism, casino gambling, and the stock market.
Prerequisite(s): ECON1001 and ECON1002. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Online, Providence, Providence CE
3 Semester Credits