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Course Descriptions

ECO 222 Behavioral Economics 3(3-0)

Examines the roles of self-interest, altruism, expectations and information in individual and group decision-making. In-class experiments simulate market behavior and test theoretical predictions. (University Program Group III-A)

ECO 230 Women in the Economy 3(3-0)

A study of the past and present role of women in the economy, as workers, both inside and outside the labor market. Identical to WST 230. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. (University Program Group IV-A)

ECO 280 Economies of the World 3(3-0)

Overview of economies, with emphasis on comparison of their economic performance, the system used for production and distribution, and economic agreements among nations. (University Program Group III- B)

ECO 281 Economic Development of the Pacific Rim 3(3-0)

Rapid development of Pacific Rim economies and its impact on our economy is studied. The roles of history and culture in economic policy are studied. (University Program Group IV-B)

ECO 301 Environmental Economics 3(3-0)

Basic economic understanding of environmental/ecological problems aris- ing from a free enterprise system. Economists’ solutions presented without advanced economic theory or mathematical computation. Recommended: ECO 202 or 203.

ECO 306 Money and Banking 3(3-0)

The nature of money and credit; history, structure, and functions of banking institutions, with emphasis upon Federal Reserve System and questions of ap- propriate public policy. Prerequisites: ECO 201 or 204; ECO 202 or 203.

ECO 360 Public Economics 3(3-0)

Appropriate and actual roles of government in market economies, and how government influences the use of resources and distribution of income. Pre- requisites: ECO 202 or ECO 203.

ECO 375 Economics of Cities and Regions 3(3-0)

Elementary theories of regional economic analysis used in solving specific problems such as pollution, housing, segregation, and conservation. Emphasizes urban regions. Prerequisites: ECO 201 or ECO 202 or ECO 203.

ECO 410 Government and Business 3(3-0)

Relations of industry, especially corporations, to government, antitrust laws and their enforcement; public policy toward business; problems of unfair competition; patents and trademarks. Prerequisites: ECO 202 or ECO 203.

ECO 414 Labor Economics 3(3-0)

Labor Market operations and wage determination; human capital investment; labor market discrimination; wage differentials; impact of unionization on wages; collective bargaining. Prerequisite: ECO 202 or 203.

ECO 425 The Economics of Industrial Organization 3(3-0)

Concepts, theories, and evidence which relate industry structure to behavior and performance of firms. Provides a basis for evaluating public policy. Prereq- uisites: ECO 202 or ECO 203. Recommended: ECO 201 or ECO 204.

ECO 440 Managerial Economics 3(3-0)

Application of microeconomic theory to a variety of management decisions such as internal resource allocation, pricing, market entry and the boundaries of the firm. Prerequisite: ECO 202 or ECO 203.

ECO 503 Seminar in Urban Economics 3(3-0)

Economic aspects of urban regions; their growth; household location; pollu- tion; poverty. Solutions-oriented discussion of urban problems. Complements ECO 504. Recommended: ECO 375.

ECO 515 Collective Bargaining and Labor Law 3(3-0)

Development of various phases of labor law, especially under statutes such as the Wagner Act, Taft-Hartley Act, and Landrum-Griffin Act. Prerequisites: ECO 202 or ECO 203. Recommended: ECO 201 or ECO 204.

ECO 532 Economic Forecasting 3(3-0)

Nature and causes of economic fluctuations. Methods of predicting price levels and economic activity. Prerequisites: ECO 201 or ECO 204; ECO 202 or ECO 203.

ECO 600 Introduction to Advanced Economic Analysis 3(3-0)

Provides the analytical tools necessary for graduate study in economics; firms, households, pricing, wages, distribution, market failure, income deter- mination, and economic growth. Not open to Economics graduate students or undergraduate majors or minors.

ECO 603 Economic Effects of Urbanization and Technology 3(3-0) Analysis of the economic effects of the urbanization process, emphasizing solutions to the problems of urbanization and side effects of policy actions.

ECO 614 Seminar in Labor Economics 3(3-0)

Operation of labor markets in utilizing and allocating manpower. Government measure to facilitate such utilization and allocation. Influence of discrimina- tion.

ECO 625 Firm Behavior and Game Theory 3(3-0)

Advanced studies of the theory of the firm and modeling strategic behavior. Topics may include transactions costs, collusion, mergers, advertising, brand names, and asymmetric information. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Economics.

ECO 655 Seminar in International Economics 3(3-0)

Recent developments in trade theories and problems in trade policy; foreign exchange market; national income and balance of payments; and international financial policies.

ECO 660 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3(3-0)

Analyzes fiscal policy and theory of taxation affecting economic welfare and delivery of public goods and services. Includes economic stabilization and fis- cal reform considerations. Prerequisites: Graduate admission in economics or permission of the Graduate Coordinator is required of students who enroll in courses at the 600 or 700 level.

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDL 567 Principles of Community Education 3(3-0) Concepts, programs, and practices in community education.

EDL 592 Workshop in Educational Administration 1-8(Spec) Identification and study of the problems of school administration.

EDL 600 Research in Administration 3(3-0)

Methods of research focused on the needs of school administrators and administrators of other community-based human service agencies. Prereq- uisites: graduate status. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 610 Grants and Fund Procurement 3(3-0) Methods of obtaining grants from public and private sources, conducting fund drives, and administering educational projects.

EDL 615 Educational Technology for Administrators 3(3-0)

The development of knowledge, philosophy, skills and practical applications regarding technology for administrators. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 619 Continuing Registration for Final Research Project 1(1-0)

A non-credit course intended for students who have completed all program credits but still need to use university resources to complete their degree requirements.

EDL 620 Administration Within Diverse Populations 3(3-0)

Examination of critical issues, trends, and practices relative to cultural diversity that influences the organization and administration of school and other human service organizations.

EDL 622 Adult Literacy and Society 3(3-0) A study of the theories of language and literacy and their relationship to the practices of adult education.

EDL 624 Planning for Instruction in Nontraditional Settings 3(3-0)

Analyze problems and issues in administration of learning programs for students located in non-traditional settings including prisons, malls, churches, factories, and other workplace situations. Prerequisites: graduate status.

EDL 626 The Adult Learner 3(3-0) A study of learning in adulthood, how to facilitate that learning, and the char- acteristics of adult learners.

EDL 636 Higher Education Law 3(3-0)

An introduction to the law as it relates to higher education, including student personnel problems, collective bargaining, finance, liability, personnel, and malpractice.

EDL 645 Charter School Leadership 3(3-0) Application of leadership and systems theories to the administration of charter schools. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 651 Program Review and Evaluation 3(3-0)

Decision-making theory and methods of evaluation for administrators. Models and techniques for needs assessment, product development, and formative and summative evaluations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 656 Public School Law 3(3-0) The law as it relates to education. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 660 Principles of Educational Administration 3(3-0)

Philosophy and principles underlying the organization and operation of edu- cation in the United States. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

EDL 661 School and Community Relations 3(3-0) Public relations responsibilities of school board and staff members. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

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