Economics-UNHM (ECN)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

ECN 410 - History of Literary Economics

Credits: 4

An examination of the contributions of fiction writers to the history of economic thought. Novels and short stories are analyzed in conjunction with studying influential and heterodox schools of economic thought. Fiction writers will vary by semester (e.g., Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, Ayn Rand, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Louisa May Alcott). Schools of economic thought examined include critics as well as advocates of free market capitalism. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; Inquiry (Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

ECN 411 - Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles

Credits: 4

Studies how an economy functions. Develops measures and theories of economic performance to study such issues as unemployment, inflation, international trade and finance, and the level of national production. Examines government policies designed to correct for unemployment and inflation with close attention to the use of fiscal and monetary policies in the U.S. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 401.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Social Science GP 7

ECN 411W - Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles

Credits: 4

Studies how an economy functions. Develops measures and theories of economic performance to study such issues as unemployment, inflation, international trade and finance, and the level of national production. Examines government policies designed to correct for unemployment and inflation with close attention to the use of fiscal and monetary policies in the U.S. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 401. Writing Intensive.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Social Science GP 7; Writing Intensive Course

ECN 412 - Introduction to Microeconomic Principles

Credits: 4

Studies the behavior and interaction of fundamental decision-making units in an economy, especially consumers and business firms. Applies such economic principles as scarcity, supply and demand, and elasticity to a variety of social issues. Topics include the resource allocation problems of households and business firms, economic theories of social problems (such as crime, divorce, and discrimination), and the economic implications of government policies affecting the environment, the workplace, and industrial organization. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 402.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Social Science GP 7

ECN 412W - Introduction to Microeconomic Principles

Credits: 4

Studies the behavior and interaction of fundamental decision-making units in an economy, especially consumers and business firms. Applies such economic principles as scarcity, supply and demand, and elasticity to a variety of social issues. Topics include the resource allocation problems of households and business firms, economic theories of social problems (such as crime, divorce, and discrimination), and the economic implications of government policies affecting the environment, the workplace, and industrial organization. No credit for students who have received credit for ECON 402. Writing Intensive.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Social Science GP 7; Writing Intensive Course

ECN 635 - Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity

Credits: 4

A study of the financial sector of the economy including commercial banks, thrifts, and other depository institutions. Examines the meaning and determinants of the money supply, credit and interest rates. Close attention paid to the role of the Federal Reserve and the economic effects of its monetary policy. Prereq: ECN 411, ECN 412.

ECN 640 - Business Law and Economics

Credits: 4

A study of the legal environment of business. Emphasis is on using economic analysis to examine laws of property, contract, and tort affecting business. Includes the ethical foundations of law and ethical issues involving business. Specific topics may include commercial free speech, white collar crime and managerial responsibility, product liability, cyberlaw, copyright, trademark and patent law. Prereq: ADM 400, ECN 412, and sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

ECN 650 - Economics for Managers

Credits: 4

Examines how economic principles can be applied to resource allocation problems confronted by managers in a variety of industry settings. Emphasis on both theory and application. Topics include cost analysis, production decisions, and pricing policies of business managers within perfectly competitive, monopolistic, oligopolistic, and monopolistically competitive environments. Prereq: ADM 400, ECN 412 and sophomore standing or permission of instructor.