Pers Money Mgmt & Cons Econ
Examines major aspects of personal financial management, including budgeting of income and expenditures, transactions, and relations with banks and other lending institutions, insurance and retirement plans, home ownership, personal taxes, savings, and investment plans. B.S.B.A. majors may apply this course only as a free elective. Each semester.
Econ Aspects Of Aging
Introductory analysis of economic factors associated with an aging population. Includes the economics of providing for income maintenance, housing, health care, social service, and leisure activities. Discusses the economic implications of individuals and the economy. Spring, biennially.
Global Bus & Econ Issues
Introduction to basic principles of economics through the examination of contemporary global economic problems. Issues include basic economic development and trade, economic causes of global conflict, patterns of international capital flows, globalenergy dependence, and international human capital transfers. The course is aimed at developing a basic understanding of the economic dimension of global business and political issues. Every Fall.
Free Ent & Pub Policy
Introduces the history of economics as a social science, the theory and application of microeconomics and macroeconomics, international economics, and economic alternatives in current social problems. Freshman-level course can be used only as general education elective in either the associate's degree program or the baccalaureate degree programs. Majors in the College of Business Administration are excluded from the course. Each semester.
Examines the interdependence between the economy and the environment. Analyzes alternative theories of justice used in deciding environmental issues. Explores economic perspectives of problem resolutions in general and with respect to specific enviro,"nmental problems. Spring, annually.
Prin Of Macro
Introduces macroeconomics, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and international finance. Note: ECON 211 and 212 may be taken in either sequence. Each semester. Fall, annually at Venango.
Prin Of Micro
Introduces microeconomics, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade. Note: ECON 211 and 212 may be taken in either sequence. Each semester.
Prin Of Economics (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 211 and Economics 212. Topics covered are national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade and payments.
Econ-Bus Stat I
Covers descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Emphasizes application of these statistical techniques in the areas of business and economics. Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent and sophomore standing. Each semester. Fall, annually at Venango.
Econ-Bus Stat II
Covers hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, non-parametric statistics, and time series and index numbers analysis. Emphasizes applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics. Introduces students to the use of a prewritten computer statistical estimation program. Prerequisite: ECON 221. Each semester.
Econ & Bus Stats (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 221 and Economics 222. Topics covered are descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance and covariance, regression and correlation analysis, nonparametric statistics, and time series analysis. Applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics are emphasized. Statistical computer routines will be used. This course cannot be used to meet general education requirements.
The application of microeconomic analysis to managerial decision-making in the global environment. Topics include decision-making under uncertainty, demand and demand estimation, production and cost theory, statistical estimation of production and cost functions, market structures, and pricing decisions. The course is designed for upper-division business administration students and utilizes tools covered in required lower-division prerequisite courses. Prerequisite: ECON 222.
Examines the behavior of consumers, producers, and the economic theory of production and output determination in commodity and resource markets. Prerequisite: ECON 212. Each semester.
Explores national income accounting and analysis, theories of consumption and investment expenditures, the role of money in a dynamic economy, economic growth, and public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 211. Fall, annually.
Compara Econ Syst
Analyzes alternative patterns of economic control, planning, and market structure. Compares and evaluates experiences under capitalism, socialism, and mixed economics. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Spring, annually.
Urban & Reg Econ
Introduces subnational economics. Includes elementary trade theory, location theory, systems of cities, land use changes, and the employment and income generating activities of cities. Emphasizes the economics of housing, transportation, poverty, discrimination, and public sector activity. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and ECON 212. Spring, biennially.
App Of Bus & Econ Stats
Applies the statistical methods of probability, sampling, estimation, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation in the areas of economics and business. Prerequisite: ECON 222.
Econ Of Governmt & Bus
Examines theoretical and empirical analysis of the effects of government policy on business behavior and economic efficiency in a market economy. Includes regulatory theory and policy; antitrust policy; social regulation of business and markets; and,"international trade policy. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Spring, biennially.
Applies theory of the market to labor. Stresses the evolution of labor law, collective bargaining, labor unions, and government policy. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Fall, annually.
Inter Econ Relat
Examines theory and practice of international trade. Considers balance of payments, foreign exchange, national commercial policies, international investment, and foreign aid. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Fall, annually.
Surveys development models, development policies, and problems of development in developing countries. Identifies major economic questions relevant to less-developed economies and showing how economic analysis can be used to further understanding ofthe obstacles to development and formulating appropriate policies. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and ECON 212. Spring, annually.
Money And Banking
Explores nature and origins of money; the commercial banking system and money creation; central banking and the Federal Reserve System; monetary policy and domestic and international economic stability. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Spring, annually.
Analyzes public sector activity and its impact upon resource allocation and income distribution. Includes the theory of public expenditures, public choice, cost-benefit analysis, and fiscal federalism. Investigates the structure, incidence, and incentive effects of the personal income tax, corporate income tax, and various consumption and wealth taxes. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Fall, annually.
Business Honors Seminar
This course is designed to give students a broad range of opportunities to enhance professional experience in their chosen field by developing a relevant service project, working with a business leader in a mentorship arrangement, or presenting research at a regional or national academic conference. A thesis derived from HON 350 (Junior Seminar) would also qualify if professionally presented. Each project must be approved by the director of the honors program and chairperson of the Economics D,epartment. Junior standing is required. Enrollment is restricted to students in one of the following: enrolled in the Honors Program or PHAROS program; have an overall QPA of 3.4 or higher; are in a post-baccalaureate status; or are enrolled in a g|
Int'l Fin Econ & Capital Mkts
An applied analysis of international economics and the behavior of multinational corporations, with a special emphasis on the economics of technology transfer. Topics include: theory of the firm; foreign direct investment; intellectual property rights; market imperfections; international trade; international finance; economic development; and technology transfer. Prerequisite: ECON 361, or consent of the instructor. Spring, biennially.
Bus Cycls And Frcstng
Explores theories of business fluctuations; applications of modern income theory to business cycles; examination of business cycle indicators and forecasting techniques. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 222, or consent of the instructor. Spring, annually.
Hist Of Econ Thgt
Examines development of economic ideas from ancient times to the present. Emphasizes the period from Adam Smith onward. Considers the economic and political environment in which ideas emerged as well as the leading economists advancing or defending t,"he ideas. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212 and senior standing. Spring, annually.
Provides an opportunity to explore in depth a problem or area of economics, according to the student's interest, under the direction of a faculty member of the department. Prerequisites: 2.75 QPA and consent of both instructor and department chair. Maximum credit granted in ECON 491 is six credits.
Special Topics In Econ
Provides an opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues. Prerequisites depend upon the subject to be covered.
Prin of Economics (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 211 and Economics 212. Topics covered are national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade.