ECON 101 Introductory Economics

An introductory study of the workings of economic society. Provides an overview of the conditions and problems of the American and other economic systems. Encompasses both microeconomics (e.g., supply and demand, cost and profit, competition and monopoly) and macroeconomics (e.g., unemployment and inflation, fiscal and monetary policies). Emphasis is on basic economic concepts, institutions, and broad historical sweep.


ECON 102 Current Economic Issues

An introduction to current economic problems and public policy issues and the techniques used by economists to address the issues. The topics covered in a semester may vary, but will include issues such as: environmental quality and pollution control; poverty and welfare reform; big business and government regulation; labor market discrimination; health care reform; taxation, government spending, and the national debt; international trade policy; inflation and unemployment.