Seminar In Public Policymaking
This seminar course is offered as part of the Harrisburg Internship Semester. The seminar exposes participating students to the latest scholarship in public policy formation and includes elements of the legislative process, executive operations anddecision-making, governmental budgeting, public personnel administration, and more specialized state governmental topics. Leading policymakers from the commonwealth address the seminar and participate in roundtable discussions with students.
Appl Research Public Policy
This research course is offered as part of the Harrisburg Internship Semester. Student interns are required to complete a rigorous research project directly related to the intern's academic major and internship placement. The research topic is sele,"cted in consultation with the faculty coordinator, the internship sponsor, and the Resident Faculty Director of the program.
Synth Of Intell Anlys Proc
IA 491 is the capstone course for the minor in Intelligence Analysis. This course will provide a synthesis of the basic intelligence subjects from IA 211 with the student's knowledge base from their respective major area of concentration. This cour,"se focuses on the analysis process, analysis products and reports, and the relationship between the analyst and the policy maker. Prerequisite: IA 211; Senior standing. Annually|
Into To Intelligence Analysis
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of intellligence. Topics covered provide students with knowledge of the history of intelligence analysis and intelligence services, tools and skills used by the intelligence analyst and the process used in the conduct basic intelligence research.
An opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues on the graduate level. Prerequisites depend on the subject to be covered.
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.
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.
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 & 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. Emphasisis placed on model development and evaluation using pre-written computer forecasting routines. Prerequisites: ECON 222 and macroeconomics foundation course.
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, mathematics, and statistics through modeling and the use of computer statistical packages. Prerequisite: Microeconomics foundation course, ECON 222, MATH 232.
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. Introduces students to the use of a prewritten computer statistical estimation program. Prerequisite: ECON 221 or 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. Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent.
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.
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces microeconomics, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and international finance.
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.
Special Topics In Econ
Provides an opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues. Prerequisites depend upon the subject to be covered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.