Economics Courses

Economics (ECO) courses

  • ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues

    This course focuses on understanding and analyzing major contemporary social issues such as globalization, pollution, poverty, income distribution, taxes, social security, the appropriate role of government, etc. Students will be introduced to the basic tools of economics so that they can develop a general framework within which a variety of political, social and economic issues can be analyzed. Issues will be discussed from a national, regional and local perspective.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or an Accuplacer reading score of 85 or higher or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150. This course prepares the student to understand the economic structure of the United States and its place in the world economy, to interpret common economic measures, to understand the processes of governmental fiscal and monetary policies and to evaluate individual decision-making from an economic perspective.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or an Accuplacer reading score of 85 or higher or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or 'C' or higher in ENG 100 or IDS 150. Basic principles of economics with a particular emphasis on the nature and application of those bearing on decision making within a household, firm or industry: including consideration of problems respecting the composition and pricing of the national output, distribution of income, pricing and output of factors of production and foreign trade.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

  • ECO 170 Mini Economics I

    Course devoted to a single contemporary topic that can vary from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interest. Topics are limited to those requiring no prior economics training. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics will vary, this course may be repeated, with permission, to a total of 2 hours credit. Variable Content Course.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • ECO 197 Selected Topics in Economics

    A variable credit lecture/discussion and/or lab course. Content varies with topics identified in the course schedule. The course may be repeated if the topics differ; however, no more than six credits may count as elective credit toward any degree. Check with appropriate department head to see if credit for this course will count toward the major or minor.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • ECO 200 Consumer Economics

    Economic problems of concern to the individual and the household and practice in the use of consumer aids. This course does not count as an elective towards the Economic Major at SMSU-Springfield.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • ECO 270 Mini Economics II

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 155. Course devoted to a single contemporary topic that can vary from semester to semester depending upon student and faculty interest. Topics generally are limited to those of macroeconomic nature. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics will vary, this course may be repeated, with permission, to a total of 2 hours credit. Variable Content Course.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand