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.
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics
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.
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics
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.
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.