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)., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2015
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.
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.
Units: 1 - 3
Designed to familiarize students with economic indicator analysis. Students will focus on several key economic indicators that are monitored closely by financial analysts, economists and governments around the world. Examination of the business cycle will be conducted in order to place each indicator in a context that will allow students to better understand seemingly contradictory market reactions to newly released indicators. After completing this course, students will have the ability to critically analyze news and data from financial/economic news sources and to assess what impact the market's reaction to a newly released indicator may have on their personal situations.
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., Units: 1 - 3
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.)
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.)
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., Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2015
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., Units: 3
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., Units: 1 - 3