EC 200
| EC 202 | EC 203 | EC
441 | EC 442

EC 641
| EC 642 | EC 722

EC
200
Economic
Life |

Course
description |
This course is designed to introduce economics to non-business majors. It offers students a broad knowledge of economic issues and institutions relevant to the contemporary world, and provides them with the basic rules for efficient decision making for households and business firms. Topics include supply and demand, costs, profits, fiscal and monetary policies. Special attention is paid to international economic relations. |

Who
should take the course? |
This course can be used to satisfy a General Education requirement at Wright State University |

What
are the prerequisites? |
None |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (30% each) and one final exam (40%). Each is a mixture of True/False and Multiple Choice questions |

Papers?
Homework? |
EC 200 is a writing intensive course. There will be two short papers (about 5 pages each), no graded homework |

Textbook |
Irvin B. Tucker, III,
Survey of Economics (2nd Edition) South-Western Publishing Company |

What
about class attendance? |
Students must sign attendance sheet for every session. Attendance records will be taken into consideration when exam scores fall in borderline cases. |

Grades |
Two grades will be issued for this course. One grade (Pass/No Entry) is for the writing component and based on the two papers. Another grade (A,B,C,D,E,F,X) is for the economics component and based on the exams. Statistically, about 15% would get A's, about 25% would get B's, 40% would get C's, 20% would get D's or below. |

Final
exam exemption |
Students who score more than 95% in each of the two midterms and also have perfect attendance record will be awarded an A for the course without having to take the final exam. |

EC
202
Principles
of Microeconomics |

Who?
When? |
Dr. Tran Huu Dung -
Winter 2002
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION
BELOW APPLIES ONLY TO Dr. DUNG'S SECTIONS, OTHER INSTRUCTORS HAVE DIFFERENT
CLASS RULES |

Course description |
The main objective of the course is to analyze the decisions of different economic units in a market economy. Topics covered include the theory of household behavior, input and output decisions of the firm under different market structures. The course also examines the basis for international trade and the role of government policy in a market economy. |

Who
should take the course? |
Business majors and other interested students (if in doubt, consult your academic advisor) |

What
are the prerequisites? |
EC 201 |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (30% each) and one final exam (40%). Each is a mixture of True/False and Multiple Choice questions |

Papers?
Homework? |
None |

Textbook |
Required: ECONOMICS
by David Colander, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin
Recommended: Study Guide
to accompany Colander's ECONOMICS |

What
about class attendance? |
Students must sign attendance sheet for every session. Attendance records will be taken into consideration when exam scores fall in borderline cases. |

Grades |
Curved. Historically, about 15% would get A's, about 25% would get B's, 40% would get C's, 20% would get D's or below. |

Final
exam exemption |
Students
who score more than 95% in each of the two midterms and also have perfect
attendance record will be awarded an A for the course without having
to take the final exam. |

EC
203
Principles
of Macroeconomics |

(for
Dr. Dung's sections only)

Course
description |
National output and income determination. Unemployment and inflation. Government taxation and expenditures. Fiscal policy. The role of money. The Federal Reserve System and monetary policy. Macroeconomic policy in an open economy. |

Who
should take the course? |
Business majors and other interested students (if in doubt, consult your academic advisor) |

What
are the prerequisites? |
EC 201 |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (30% each) and one final exam (40%). Each is a mixture of True/False and Multiple Choice questions |

Papers?
Homework? |
None |

Textbook |
Required: ECONOMICS
by David Colander, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin
Recommended: Study Guide to accompany Colander's ECONOMICS |

What
about class attendance? |
Students must sign attendance sheet for every session. Attendance records will be taken into consideration when exam scores fall in borderline cases. |

Grades |
Curved. Historically, about 15% would get A's, about 25% would get B's, 40% would get C's, 20% would get D's or below. |

Final
exam exemption |
Students who score more than 95% in each of the two midterms and also have perfect attendance record will be awarded an A for the course without having to take the final exam. |

EC
441
International
Trade and the Economy |

Course
description |
This course provides students with an understanding of the contemporary theories and practices of international trade, and the impacts of international trade on national economies. Topics covered include the theory of comparative advantage, tariffs and nontariff trade barriers, the pros and cons of free trade, and the theory of commercial policy. Special attention is paid to U.S. trade policy, multinational corporation, and economic integration. |

Who
should take the course? |
Undergraduate students |

What
are the prerequisites? |
Survey or principles of economics |

Is
there lot of math? |
No. Just basic algebra. |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (25% of total grade each) and one final (40% of total grade) |

Papers?
Homework? |
No papers. Occasional homeworks (10% of total grade) |

Textbook |
International Economics (Fifth edition) By Steven Husted
and Michael Melvin |

What
about class attendance? |
Extremely important.
Students
missing more than a total of 3 weekly class sessions will receive a course
grade one letter below the grade suggested by their exams and homeworks.. |

Grades |
Curved. |

**Course
Page** (for enrolled students only) | How to Contact
the Instructor | Back to top

EC
442
International
Monetary Theory and Problems |

Course
description |
Four main topics are covered in this course: (1) balance of payments, (2) foreign exchange markets and theories of foreign exchange rate determination, (3) the macroeconomics of an open economy, and (4) the international monetary system and problems. |

Who
should take the course? |
Undergraduate students |

What
are the prerequisites? |
Survey or principles of economics |

Is
there lot of math? |
No. Just basic algebra. |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (25% of total grade each) and one final (40% of total grade) |

Papers?
Homework? |
No papers. Occasional homeworks (10% of total grade) |

Textbook |
International Economic (Fifth edition) by Husted and
Melvin |

What
about class attendance? |
Extremely important.
Students
missing more than a total of 3 weekly class sessions will receive a course
grade one letter below the grade suggested by their exams and homeworks. |

Grades |
Curved. |

EC
641
International
Trade and the Economy |

Course
description |
This course provides students with an understanding of the contemporary theories and practices of international trade, and the impacts of international trade on national economies. Topics covered include the theory of comparative advantage, tariffs and nontariff trade barriers, the pros and cons of free trade, and the theory of commercial policy. Special attention is paid to U.S. trade policy and economic integration. |

Who
should take the course? |
Graduate students |

What
are the prerequisites? |
Survey or principles of economics |

Is
there lot of math? |
No. Just basic algebra. |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (25% of total grade each) and one final (40% of total grade) |

Papers?
Homework? |
No papers. Occasional homeworks (10% of total grade) |

Textbook |
International Economic (Fifth edition)
by Husted and Melvin |

What
about class attendance? |
Extremely
important. Students missing more than a total
of 3 weekly sessions will receive a course grade one letter below the grade
suggested by their exams and homeworks. |

Grades |
Curved. |

**Course
Page** (for enrolled students only) | How to Contact
the Instructor | Back to top

EC
642
International
Monetary Theory and Problems |

Course
description |
Four main topics are covered in this course: (1) balance of payments, (2) foreign exchange markets and theories of foreign exchange rate determination, (3) the macroeconomics of an open economy, and (4) the international monetary system and problems. |

Who
should take the course? |
Graduate students |

What
are the prerequisites? |
Survey or principles of economics |

Is
there lot of math? |
No. Just basic algebra. |

How
many exams? |
Two midterms (25% of total grade each) and one final (40% of total grade) |

Papers?
Homework? |
No paper. Occasional homeworks (10% of total grade) |

Textbook |
International Economic (Fifth edition)
by Husted and Melvin |

What
about class attendance? |
Extremely
important. Students missing more than a
total of 3 weekly sessions will receive a course grade one letter below
the grade suggested by their exams and homeworks. |

Grades |
Curved. |

EC
722
Economics
for Managers |

(for
Dr. Dung's sections only)

Course
description |
This course is designed to show the way modern economics can be used to manage a business enterprise. It discusses the demand for the firm’s products, how to organize production within the firm, the effects on costs, and the firm’s inputs as well as output decisions. The course pays special attention to sophisticated strategies both towards customers and towards rival firms, and organizational structures. Other topics include vertical relationships, personnel economics, and the impacts of national and international economic conditions on the firm. |

Who
should take the course? |
This is a required course for MBA students at Wright State University |

What
are the prerequisites? |
Students must have had some college-level survey (or principles) of economics (for instance EC 523 and EC 524 offered at Wright State University) . |

Is
there lot of math? |
Basic college algebra (solving systems of simultaneous equations) is also a must. Prior exposure to elementary calculus is desirable but not necessary. |

How
many exams? |
One mid-term (50%) and one final (50%) |

Papers?
Homework? |
None anticipated |

Textbooks |
Required: "Economics
for Managers" by Tran Huu Dung, on sale at the WSU Bookstore. Use
only the current edition. |

What
about class attendance? |
DO NOT ENROLL IN
THIS SECTION IF YOU EXPECT TO MISS THREE OR MORE CLASS SESSIONS |

Grades |
Statistically, about
30% would get A's, about 60% would get B's, 10% would get C's or below.
No
student will get an A, regardless of score, if he/she misses three or more
class sessions. |

**For further
information, please contact:**

** Dr. Tran H.
Dung**
** Department
of Economics**
** Wright State
University**
** Dayton, OH
45435**

** Phone: (937)
775-2295**
** Fax: (937)
775-2441**
** E-mail:
tran.dung@wright.edu**

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Last updated: November 6, 2001