Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
ECON 202
Economics for Managers

3 Unit(s)

Surveys macroeconomics and microeconomics, domestic and international economic policies and major issues in business economics; emphasis on the application of economic analysis to current economic issues. Prerequisite: MATH 20.

ECON 340
International Trade and Finance

3 Unit(s)

Explores the theory of international trade and foreign investments and the foundation of the world trading order; commercial policies of US and major trading countries; national policies affecting trade; commodity agreements and cartels; customs unions, direction, volume and composition of US and world trade; the case for multilateral trade; GATT; US Trade Reform Act of 1979; US export regulations and US government-assistance programs with exports and foreign investments. Prerequisite: ECON 202, or ECON 1 and ECON 2.

ECON 380
Financial Markets and Institutions

3 Unit(s)

Examines the transfer of funds in the economic system through financial intermediaries. Topics include the flow of funds, capital markets, debt, liquidity, nature of money in the US economy, the innovations and interrelationships of institutions within the changing financial services industry, governmental regulation and agencies and the impact of public policy on economic transfers.

ECON 396
Selected Topics in Economics

13 Unit(s)

Address significant, topical and practical problems, issues and theories in economics. Topics are compiled and selected by the department chair. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same topic is not repeated. Prerequisites will vary based on topic.

ECON 399
Directed Study

13 Unit(s)

Provides an opportunity for the advanced student with a specific project in mind to do reading in a focused area and to prepare a substantial paper under the direction of a faculty member. Only one directed study course may be taken for credit toward a masters degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and department.

ECON 1
Principles of Microeconomics

3 Unit(s)

Introduces the process and analysis of resource allocation in a decentralized market economy. Special focus on the coordination of consumer and producer decisions through price adjustments under alternative market structures and public policies. (ECON 1 & ECON 2 need not be taken in sequence and can be taken simultaneously.) Prerequisite: MATH 20 or MATH 50.

View Course Sections: Spring 2023 , Fall 2022

ECON 2
Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Unit(s)

Introduces the nature and analysis of data and phenomena that impact the national economy. Special focus on the problems of inflation, recession, unemployment, international trade and financial system instability. (ECON 1 & ECON 2 need not be taken in sequence and can be taken simultaneously.) Prerequisite: MATH 20 or MATH 50.

View Course Sections: Spring 2023 , Fall 2022

ECON 60
Principles of Economics

4 Unit(s)

This is an introductory course covering major topics from the complementary perspectives of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomic topics include supply and demand, consumer and firm behavior, labor markets, and inequality. Macroeconomic topics include GDP, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and government policy. This course may not be audited. This course is offered only for students enrolled in GGU Degrees+ programs, in partnership with Outlier.org. Note: Students may not take ECON 60 for credit after taking ECON 61 or ECON 62.

View Course Sections: Spring 2023

ECON 61
Introduction to Macroeconomics

4 Unit(s)

This is an introductory course covering major topics in macroeconomics. Topics covered include microeconomics vs macroeconomics; measuring the economy; modeling the macroeconomy; economic growth and business cycles; the Keynesian perspective; the neoclassical perspective; the role of money and the financial system; the central bank; monetary policy; government borrowing: public debt; international finance; and real-world macroeconomic policy. This course may not be audited. This course is offered only for students enrolled in GGU Degrees+ programs, in partnership with Outlier.org.

View Course Sections: Spring 2023

ECON 62
Introduction to Microeconomics

4 Unit(s)

This is an introductory course covering major topics in microeconomics. Topics covered include microeconomics vs macroeconomics; supply and demand; elasticity; utility maximization; production and costs; game theory; market structures; perfect competition; long-run supply; monopolies: monopolistic competition; oligopoly; an introduction to labor markets; poverty, inequality, and discrimination; and international trade. This course may not be audited. This course is offered only for students enrolled in GGU Degrees+ programs, in partnership with Outlier.org.

View Course Sections: Spring 2023

ECON 103
Money and Banking

3 Unit(s)

Studies money and the capital market; monetary policies; structure, conduct and performance of the banking system; international finance. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A, ENGL 1B, ECON 1, ECON 2 and MATH 30.

ECON 108
International Economics

3 Unit(s)

Surveys international trade and monetary theory, the forces and institutions that guide our external relations, and the issues and problems that constrain growth in foreign trade. Provides students with a thorough grounding in the interaction of US business and those abroad. Prerequisite: ENGL 1A, ENGL 1B, ECON 1, ECON 2 and MATH 30.

ECON 199
Directed Study in Economics

13 Unit(s)

Provides individual study of selected topics under supervision of a faculty member. Students are limited to one directed study course per trimester. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.