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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ECON 351
Labor Economics
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.|
ECON 361
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.|
ECON 363
Economic Development
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 of,the obstacles to development and formulating appropriate policies. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and ECON 212. Spring, annually.|
ECON 370
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, annual,ly.|
ECON 371
Public Finance
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 incen,tive effects of the personal income tax, corporate income tax, and various consumption and wealth taxes. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Fall, annually.|
ECON 450
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 resea,rch 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|
ECON 461
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 righ,ts; market imperfections; international trade; international finance; economic development; and technology transfer. Prerequisite: ECON 361, or consent of the instructor. Spring, biennially.|
ECON 470
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.|
ECON 490
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.|
ECON 491
Independent Study
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. M,aximum credit granted in ECON 491 is six credits.|
ECON 492
Special Topics In Econ
Provides an opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues. Prerequisites depend upon the subject to be covered.|
ECON 500
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 produc,tion, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade.|
ECON 501
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and international finance.|
ECON 502
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces microeconomics, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade.|
ECON 503
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 testi,ng, 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 routin,es will be used. This course cannot be used to meet general education requirements.|
ECON 504
Econ & Business Stats 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. Prereq,uisites: College algebra or equivalent.|
ECON 505
Econ & Business Stats 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. Intr,oduces students to the use of a prewritten computer statistical estimation program. Prerequisite: ECON 221 or ECON 504.|
ECON 510
Adv Managerial Econ
This course will focus on the development and practical application of theoretical and quantitative techniques to business decision-making, including international applications. Optimization techniques draw on the student?s knowledge of economics, ma,thematics, and statistics through modeling and the use of computer statistical packages. Prerequisite: Microeconomics foundation course, ECON 222, MATH 232.|
ECON 570
Econ & Bus Forecasting
An advanced study of forecasting techniques and business conditions analysis. Topics include: economic indicator analysis, classical time series components, econometric forecasting techniques, exponential smoothing models, and ARIMA models. Emphasis,is placed on model development and evaluation using pre-written computer forecasting routines. Prerequisites: ECON 222 and macroeconomics foundation course.|
ECON 600
Independent Study
An opportunity for the graduate student to investigate in depth a facet of economics not covered by course offerings. The topic of study and course requirements must be approved by the Department of Economics chair, and the work must be supervised by, a faculty member. Prerequisites: ECON 603, ECON 510 or ECON 611, and other requirements as deemed appropriate by the faculty supervisor.|
ECON 611
Adv Micro Econ An
An advanced study of the logical and mathematical development of microeconomic theories and the application of economic models to business problems. Major areas of study include demand theory, market models, welfare economics, and general equilibrium, analysis. Prerequisite: Microeconomics foundation course.|
ECON 612
Advanced Macroeconomics
An advanced study and analytical development of macroeconomic theory. Major areas include national income accounts, aggregate income determination models, monetary aggregates, and macro dynamics. Prerequisite: Macroeconomics foundation course.|
ECON 699
Special Topics
An opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues on the graduate level. Prerequisites depend on the subject to be covered.|
ED 110
Ed Found For Middle & High Sch
Familiarizes teacher candidates with middle/senior high schools by emphasizing the role, philosophy, and organization of middle/senior high schools in today's diverse society. Covers historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspect,ives by examining major concepts, principles, theories, and research of developmentally responsive middle/senior high programs and schools; examines middle/senior high school governance, finance, teachers' legal, ethical and professional rights and r,esponsibilities; highlights effective teaching practices and integrative curriculum at the middle/senior high levels; explores current issues in American education. Classroom field observations and explorations in a middle/senior high school, requir|
ED 121
Human Develop & Learn
Acquisition of understanding and appreciation of the cognitive, social-emotional, ecological-systems, and physical-motor dimensions of human growth and changes (birth through adolescence). Emphasizes cultural influences on human growth and change wit,h respect to cognition, learning theories, individual differences, personality, growth, abilities, and interests. Explores cross-cultural and multiethnic perspectives with respect to holistic development of children and adolescents; involvement with,and observation of individuals at various levels of development. Each semester.|
ED 122
Educational Psychology
Examines pre-adolescent and adolescent development, learning theories, and education environments in a multicultural society from the perspective of educational psychology. Emphasizes learning theory and adolescent characteristics, including develop,ment and motivation as they impact teacher decision-making in the middle and high school levels of learning. Special attention paid to critical thinking and experiential processes to engage students in a critical constructivist process. Prerequisit,e: ED 110; Clearances required for school observations.|
ED 200
Reading Seminar
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ED 217
Micro Applic In Classrm
Introduces pre-service educators (K-12) to microcomputer technology and prepares them to use microcomputers as tools in their classroom. While acquiring computer skills, students explore, use, and demonstrate competence in each of the following areas,: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, multimedia/hypermedia, CD-ROM, desktop publishing, software applications, instructional design, telecommunications, and major issues associated with the use of technology in education. Course complements st,udents' specific areas of expertise.|
ED 225
Multicultural Education
Provides prospective teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of ethnic diversity and pluralism in the United States, and explores pluralism from a global perspective. Analyzes the goals, rationale, meaning, assumptions, and nece,ssary school conditions for effective teaching and learning in multicultural multi-ethnic schools, fostering multicultural competencies and preparing prospective teachers for multicultural multi-ethnic classrooms. Emphasizes interpersonal and pedagog,ical skills needed for success of teacher and learner.|
ED 227
Classroom Management
Prepares pre-service professional educators to organize and manage instructional environments through a variety of instructional formats and classroom organizational methods, as well as teacher leadership roles. Provides competencies necessary to pla,n positive instructional activities, organize classroom space and time, direct the acquisition of knowledge and appropriate social behavior, and apply a range of classroom control techniques. Requires participation experiences in the schools.|