Economics (ECO) - Rock County

Courses

ECO 101   Intro to Econonomics   3 Units

A study of economic systems & their interdependence in the global economy, with emphasis on problems & policies. Among the subjects included are competitive & non-competitive markets, gross domestic product determination & policy, the U.S. financial system, & global trade.

ECO 203   Economics - Macro   3 Units

The emphasis of the course is on macro analysis & covers areas such as national income, commercial banking, business fluctuations, monetary & fiscal policies, & economic growth. Designed for students who desire a basic one-year course (with ECO 204) in Eco..
PREREQ: MAT 105 AND ENG 101 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR RECOMMENDED

ECO 204   Economics - Micro   3 Units

Emphasizes the micro economic approach concerning households, firms, & market structures with a focus on price determination & distribution of income. Foreign trade & international financial institutions are included.
PREREQ: MAT 105 AND ENG 101 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR RECOMMENDED

ECO 209   Understanding Business in Society   3 Units

An exploration of how businesses make decisions that impact their firms, individuals, & society as a whole. Students learn & practice business concepts needed to make better decisions as employees, entrepreneurs, citizens, regulators, or researchers. Introduces fundamental economic principles & legal topics; emphasizes finance & accounting.
PREREQ: MAT 105

ECO 230   Money & Banking   3 Units

A study of the structure & operations of the commercial banking system & other financial institutions, central banking & monetary policy, monetary systems & their developments; theories of money, income & prices & their economic effect on the economy, impact of fiscal policy & international finance on monetary policy.
PREREQ: ECO 203 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ECO 243   Economic and Business Statistics   3 Units

(BUS 243 & ECO 243 are the same course.) Elementary theory & business application of statistical techniques, probability & normal distribution, hypothesis testing, analysis & interpretation of economic & business data, index numbers, regression & time series analysis & Chi squares.
PREREQ: A GRADE OF C OR BETTER IN MAT 105 OR 108 OR EQUIVALENT

ECO 250   Government and Business   3 Units

A Surv. of government activities affecting business: legal & economic problems in the control of competitive practices, regulation of business, public expenditures & subsidies, & public enterprise. Stresses government regulation of business & anti-trust policies.
PREREQ: ECO 204

ECO 270   International Economics   3 Units

Intro to international trade & finance, including such topics as comparative advantage, trade restrictions, international trade organizations, foreign exchange markets & exchange rates, balance of payments, the international monetary system, & factor & capital mobility.
PREREQ: ECO 203 AND ECO 204

ECO 297   Special Topics   1-3 Units

Prereq: cons. instr.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ECO 299   Independent Studies   1-3 Units

Prereq: cons. instr.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ECO 342   Environmental and Natural Resource Economics   3 Units

This is a Surv. course focusing on reasons for pollution & natural resource misallocation, including property rights, externalities, & public good problems. Microeconomic analysis is applied to Env.al protection & natural resource Mgmt. with consideration of the equity & efficiency implications of public policy. Emphasis is placed on the valuation of Env.al benefits & costs, Eco. of renewable & nonrenewable natural resources as well as analysis of global Env.al issues such as population, climate change, deforestation, the oceans, & the atmosphere.
PREREQ: ECO 204