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Economics

  • EC 1050 Elementary Mathematical Economic and Business Models and Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Elementary mathematical models and methods with emphasis on applications in economic and business analyses and decision-making.

  • EC 2000 Economic Life

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic economic concepts such as resource allocation, costs, supply, demand, and public goods. Topics include American capitalism, market failures, unemployment, inflation, and taxation. Basic economic principles applied to modern society and the challenges presented by a globalized economy.

  • EC 2040 Principles of Microeconomics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental principles of microeconomics as an aid in understanding modern society.

  • EC 2050 Principles of Macroeconomics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Fundamental principles of macroeconomics as an aid in understanding modern society.

  • EC 2100 The Economics of State and Society

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Compares consequences of individual control versus government control of resources. Examines the most important economic questions facing members of a democratic republic. With PHL 2100, part of a two-course Wright State Core cluster on government and society.

  • EC 2500 Economic Systems of the Global South

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of the evolution of different mechanisms for organizing production, distribution, and consumption in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Integrated Writing course.

  • EC 2900 Global Economic, Business and Social Issues

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analyzes controversy and diversity of opinions regarding global economic, business, and social issues, including social security, health care, poverty, labor discrimination, pollution, and business ethics. Integrated Writing course.

  • EC 3010 Economics of Global Money Markets

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of behavior and significance of money, credit, debt, and the banking system.

  • EC 3100 The Global Economy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores how the global economic environment affects business decisions and how these decisions affect the economy of host and source countries. Analyzes the impact of international trade, foreign direct investment, and global monetary systems.

  • EC 3150 Intermediate Microeconomics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops the analytical tools of microeconomics, stressing market behavior of firms, industries, and consumers. Examines the production process and the operation of market mechanisms. Policy implications are emphasized.

  • EC 3170 Intermediate Macroeconomics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of national economic problems including inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and economic stability. Emphasizes the impact of public policy. Integrated Writing course.

  • EC 3190 Institutional Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on interrelationships between market and nonmarket forces, exploring contemporary social, technological, political, and other influences on resource allocation decisions and on economic change. Integrated Writing course.

  • EC 3210 U.S. Economic History

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of economic, political, social, and cultural changes resulting from industrial advancements and the control over industrial changes exercised by different societies.

  • EC 3260 The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of economic causes, effects, and cures for poverty and discrimination. Study of trends, economic explanations, and current programs and legislation.

  • EC 3280 Socialist and Radical Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines the economic theories of Karl Marx, including the labor theory of value, capital and surplus value, production under capitalism, the falling rate of profit, capitalist crises and socialism. Marx's views are contrasted with neoclassical theory and the neo-Keynesian synthesis.

  • EC 3450 Economics of Diversity

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Uses economic theory to explore the implications of ethnic, racial, religious and other kinds of diversity in the U.S. and globally.

  • EC 3510 Labor Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A study of labor market behavior and wage determination, addressing the impact of new technologies, global competition, and deindustrialization on American labor markets.

  • EC 3700 Environmental and Ecological Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analyzes environmental quality from both microeconomic and systems frameworks. Emphasizes effectiveness of alternative approaches to environmental problems, including specific solutions to particular problems and general approaches to broad problems.

  • EC 4010 Managerial Economics and Strategy

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Applies economic analysis to management decision making. Stresses practical methods and problems.

  • EC 4090 Introduction to Econometrics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Applies statistics and economic theory to measurement, forecasting, and other economic problems.

  • EC 4100 Mathematical Models for Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Application of mathematical tools in the formulation of economic theory.

  • EC 4120 Economic Forecasting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques and theories used in forecasting. Stresses practical methods and problems.

  • EC 4190 International Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic trade theories, commercial policy, and theories of international investment and migration, exchange rate determination and open macroeconomics. Special attention to international economic institutions and current financial crises.

  • EC 4200 Law and Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Economic analysis of the law and legal institutions.

  • EC 4250 Development of Economic Thought

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical development of economic thought and philosophies.

  • EC 4310 Public Finance

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops a theoretical framework and working knowledge of the economic basis for government activity, government expenditures, programs, and policies, and the financing of government expenditures through taxation.

  • EC 4350 Comparative Capitalist Institutions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Compares institutions of various capitalist and socialist economies including economies in transition. Comparative analysis provides a basis for evaluating government policy.

  • EC 4360 Industrial Organization

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analyzes business behavior under various industry structures and government policies. Emphasizes actual case studies.

  • EC 4400 Regional and Urban Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Regional economic analysis in a policy and planning context. Interdisciplinary approach to analyze the economics of location, inter-regional trade, regional development, urban regions, and growth strategies.

  • EC 4440 Problems in Economic Development

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores theories of economic development and underdevelopment and their relationship to poverty. Develops strategies for reducing world poverty from different perspectives.

  • EC 4450 Political Economy of Women

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides feminist understanding of women's economic roles and contributions in the context of globalization. Explores importance of social location - race, gender, class, nationality - in economic processes shaping family life, paid employment, and international market relations.

  • EC 4460 Gender and Economic Policy in International Comparison

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of feminist analysis of economic policy in developing and developed nations. Topics include valuing women's unpaid work, gender bias in public spending, tax policy, property rights, population policy, and regulation of advertising.

  • EC 4600 The Economics of Sports

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Applications of economic principles to professional and intercollegiate sports.

  • EC 4770 Economic Studies

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines special economic issues. Topics vary.

  • EC 4780 Honors: Independent Study in Economics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Research in economics for fulfillment of the Honors Program project requirement.

  • EC 4810 Independent Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Limited to students with extensive backgrounds in economics or allied disciplines and with special reasons for in-depth study in a particular area.

  • EC 4820 Independent Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Limited to students with extensive backgrounds in economics or allied disciplines and with special reasons for in-depth study in a particular area.

  • EC 4830 Independent Reading

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study in economics or allied disciplines.

  • EC 5090 Statistics for Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Elementary statistical concepts for economic applications.

  • EC 5100 Math for Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Algebra and calculus preparation for economics applications.

  • EC 5210 Graduate Survey in Principles of Microeconomics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Economics of the individual firm in competitive and monopolistic markets. How prices ration goods and services and the principles on which the total product is divided among the owners of the factors of production.

  • EC 5220 Graduate Survey in Principles of Macroeconomics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1.5
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The aggregate economy and how it influences business decisions. The forces that determine the behavior of national income and output, unemployment and the price level. Money, monetary and fiscal policy and growth.

  • EC 6350 Comparative Capitalist Institutions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Compares economic institutions of industrialized countries including the newly industrialized countries (NIC's). Addresses such issues as industrial relations, roles of state, methods of corporate finance, and social safety nets.

  • EC 6440 Problems in Economic Development

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course explores the problems of economic development in the third world and in economies in transition from socialism. Topics include hunger, unemployment, environmental degradation, privatization, gender, and ethnicity.

  • EC 6450 Political Economy of Women

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Provides feminist understanding of women's economic roles and contributions in the context of globalization. Explores importance of social location - race, gender, class, nationality - in economic processes shaping family life, paid employment, and international market relations.

  • EC 6460 Gender and Economic Policy in International Compar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Overview of feminist analysis of economic policy in developing and developed nations. Topics include: valuing women's upaid work, gender bias in public spending, tax policy, property rights, population policy, and regulation of advertising.

  • EC 7090 Econometrics and its Applications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Application of economic theory, mathematical modeling, and statistics to the measurement and forecasting of economic relationships. Emphasis is on specification, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

  • EC 7100 Mathematical Methods for Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will introduce students to the major mathematical methods that are used to represent economic theories in modern economics, and how these methods are used to analyze problems posed in economics.

  • EC 7120 Time Series Analysis and Economic Forecasting

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques and theories used in forecasting. Practical methods and problems are stressed.

  • EC 7150 Applied Microeconomics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Emphasis on advanced microeconomics applications in consumption/work decisions of households, production/pricing strategies of firms, and public policy toward businesses. Special attention paid to the roles of labor unions/not-for-profit firms.

  • EC 7170 Applied Macroeconomics Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Emphasis is on modern views on fiscal and monetary policy in an open economy. Interrelationships between interest rates, unemployment, economic growth, inflation, and balance of payments are highlighted.

  • EC 7190 International Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course covers trade theories, commercial policy, and theories of international investment and migration, theories of exchange rate determination and open macroeconomics. Special attention is paid to international economic institutions and current financial crises.

  • EC 7240 Development of Economic Thought

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical development of economic thought and philosophies.

  • EC 7250 Economic, Social and Ecological Systems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Economies as subsystems of social systems and ecosystems. Karl Polanyi's and Douglass North's analyses of institutions and feedbacks between economy and culture. Human ecology and ecological economics perspectives on feedbacks between economy and ecology.

  • EC 7260 Contemporary Political Economy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A political, social and economic analysis that questions, critiques, and provides alternative perspectives to orthodox economic theory. Studies groups, their systematic interrelations, and their impact on political, economic and social structures, practices, and outcomes.

  • EC 7280 Economics of Innovation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The course discusses the literature on technological change, economic growth, globalization and long wave cycles. Distortions in allocating resources to provide knowledge goods and innovations are discussed.

  • EC 7300 Regional and Urban Economics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Analysis of the basic forces that shape the economic, social, and physical environments of urban and nonurban regions.

  • EC 7310 Economics of Public Finance

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Develops a theoretical framework and working knowledge of the economic basis for government activities, government expenditures, programs, and policies, and the financing of government expenditures through taxation.

  • EC 7400 Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Measurement of benefits and costs of both public and private projects with significant public implications. Includes conceptual issues and focuses on practical application, including specific cost-benefit studies.

  • EC 7550 The Economics of Health and Health Policy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Teaches students how alternative incentive systems and resource allocations affect the health services sector. Emphasis on current institutional arrangements, empirical studies, and policy alternatives.

  • EC 7770 Economic Studies

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of special issues. Department-Managed Prerequisites: equivalent coursework or permission of instructor.

  • EC 7800 Economic Problems Seminar

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Titles vary. Six hours of seminar must be selected from the following topics: economics of the workforce; regional and urban problems; environmental issues; technological change; economic development; economics of poverty; and income maintenance.

  • EC 7810 Research in Economics I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Titles vary. Intensive reading or research in selected fields of advanced economics.

  • EC 7820 Research in Economics II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Titles vary. Intensive reading or research in selected fields of economics.

  • EC 7830 Research in Economics III

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Titles vary. Intensive reading or research in selected fields of economics.

  • EC 7840 Capstone Preparation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Techniques and theories used in preparing for the research practicum.

  • EC 7890 Continuing Registration

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture