Economics (ECON)

ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics-GTSS13 Credits

Basic concepts of economics. Courses must be taken in sequence and are not open to freshmen.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics-GTSS13 Credits

Basic concepts of economics. Courses must be taken in sequence and are not open to freshmen.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) Pathways General Education Curriculum

ECON 301 Labor-Management Relations3 Credits

Organized labor movement, employer labor policies, collective bargaining, wages and wage regulation, social insurance, and public labor policy. Counts as management course for BBA candidates.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent.

ECON 310 Money and Banking3 Credits

Monetary, credit, and banking systems in the United States. Counts as management course for BBA candidates.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent.

ECON 312 Economic History of the United States3 Credits

Economic development of the United States and the nation's economic institutions from the colonial period to the present.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 or HIST 131, HIST 132, or permission of instructor.

ECON 320 History of Economic Ideas3 Credits

Development of economic analysis, thought, theories, and doctrines from the ancient world to recent times.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent.

ECON 342 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3 Credits

Factors determining the level and rate of growth of GDP, the inflation rate, and the employment rate. Policies that have been (or may be) used to influence these variables, and empirical evidences on the relationships among variables are also studied.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

ECON 343 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3 Credits

Problems of resource scarcity in a market economy. Emphasis is placed on an analysis of resource allocation under different forms of competition. Covers theory of the firm, theories of market structure, efficiency, equity, and the application of public policy.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

ECON 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

ECON 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ECON 401 Economic Organization and Public Policy3 Credits

Political economy of economic organization and public policy including analysis of the structure/conduct dimensions of industry and government institutions and their effects on resource allocation, income distribution, and economic performance. Antitrust, regulation, and other policies are treated concurrently. Counts as a management course for BBA candidates.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 or equivalent.

ECON 410 Public Sector Economics3 Credits

Political economy of government finance including analysis of the effects of government revenue and expenditure policies on resource allocation, income distribution, and economic performance. Counts as a management course for BBA candidates.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent.

ECON 415 Econometrics3 Credits

Application of advanced statistical methods to economic and business problems. Includes multiple regression analysis. Sophisticated cross sectional models such as instrumental variable, probit, and tobit. Time series topics such as forecasting, autoregressive models, vector autoregressions, cointegration, and some panel methods.

Prerequisites: CISB 341 and ECON 201.

ECON 420 International Economics3 Credits

International trade theory and policy such as balance of payments analysis, international investment flows, and the position of the dollar in foreign exchange transactions.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, or equivalent.

ECON 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

ECON 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ECON 505 Advanced Econometrics3 Credits

Application of advanced statistical methods to economic and business problems. Includes multiple regression analysis. Sophisticated cross sectional models such as instrumental variable, probit, and tobit. Time series topics such as forecasting, autoregressive models, vector autoregressions, cointegration, and some panel methods. Demonstration of mastery of material through graduate level projects, writing, and presentations.

Prerequisites: CISB 341 and ECON 201.

ECON 530 Managerial Economics3 Credits

The focus of this course is the application of economic theory and its tools to everyday business activities. Topics to be covered include the analytical tools of economics, macro and micro economic theory, and factors that influence demand.