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Economics

Course Code
ECON 100  Credits
Title The American Economy 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A one semester course in principles of economics with special emphasis in developing critical thinking skills and understanding the unique economic experiences of different groups in the American Economy. This course is for non-business and non-economics majors. MnTC Goal 2. 



Course Code
ECON 202  Credits
Title Principles of Economics I: Micro 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introductory study of the price system, resource allocation, and income distribution. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
ECON 204  Credits
Title Principles of Economics II: Macro 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introductory study of national income, fiscal and monetary theory and policy, unemployment and inflation. Prerequisite can be waived with consent of the instructor. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
ECON 300  Credits
Title Global Economic Issues 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introductory study of global economic issues focusing on the experience of Asia, Africa, or Latin America. Topics include the role and history of international economic institutions, the impact of trade on participating nations, views of writers from selected regions, economic development, demographic trends, foreign investment, and international distribution of income and wealth. This course will not fulfill the economics major requirements. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
ECON 302  Credits
Title Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theories of consumer and producer behavior under various market structures; theory of production and distribution; general equilibrium and welfare criteria. 



Course Code
ECON 304  Credits
Title Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An examination of national income accounting, income determination, employment, growth theory and economic policy. 



Course Code
ECON 305  Credits
Title The Economics of Poverty, Discrimination, and Inequality 
Lasc Area Goal 7  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description An examination of poverty, discrimination, and income inequality among diverse populations in the United States. Topics include causes of poverty, economics of discrimination in terms of majority and minority groups, and historical perspective of ethnic minorities. MnTC Goal 7. 



Course Code
ECON 315  Credits
Title Government and Business 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description A survey course which includes governmental enforcement of competition, regulation of public utilities, and public enterprise. Same as MGMT 315



Course Code
ECON 320  Credits
Title Money and Banking 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Roles of money, banking and the financial market place; monetary policy; relationship of monetary variables to general economic policy. 



Course Code
ECON 340  Credits
Title The Gendered Economy 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Explores how gender has influenced access to economic resources, opportunities, and institutions in the United States. Topics include a historical perspective on women's pursuit of economics citizenship; intersectional analysis of the role of race and class in that pursuit; and an introduction to feminist economics. MnTC Goal 9. 



Course Code
ECON 350  Credits
Title Public Finance 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of taxes and expenditures of federal, state, and local governments and their effects upon economic activity, fiscal policy and national debt. 



Course Code
ECON 370  Credits
Title Introduction to Econometrics 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Study of quantitative techniques employed in economics. 



Course Code
ECON 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Economics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics of current interest not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. 



Course Code
ECON 415  Credits
Title Industrial Organization and Public Policy 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Analysis of market structure, market conduct, and economic performance. It combines the latest theories with empirical evidence about the organization of firms and industries. Same as MGMT 415



Course Code
ECON 416  Credits
Title Labor Economics 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Wage and employment theory, labor unions and other institutions associated with collective bargaining, and social legislation. Same as MGMT 416



Course Code
ECON 425  Credits
Title International Trade and Finance 
Prerequisite ECON 202 ECON 204 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Theories and institutions of trade and finance are examined in traditional and contemporary contexts. 



Course Code
ECON 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Supervised economic field work through placement in government, volunteer or commercial agencies. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
ECON 492  Credits
Title Economics Senior Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description A capstone course requiring a research paper using tools of economic analysis, and a written and oral presentation. 



Course Code
ECON 494  Credits 1-3 
Title Undergraduate Research in Economics 
Prerequisite ECON 202 and ECON 204 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual inquiry in economics resulting in a research paper. May be repeated for credit. 



Course Code
ECON 497  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study 
Prerequisite ECON 202 and ECON 204 
Course Offering Fall On Demand  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individual inquiry in economics. May be repeated for credit.