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Graduate Credit Courses

ECON 441 Teaching Methods in Economics
3 OR 4 hours.
Develops skills in preparing and giving lectures and examinations, computer usage and other aspects of teaching economics and consumer economics at secondary/higher education levels. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit earned in ECON 441 may not be used to satisfy Economics credit requirements for the BA, BS, MA or PhD degrees awarded by the Department of Economics. Credit earned in ECON 441 may be applied toward the degree as an elective. Prerequisite(s): For undergraduate students, two 300- or 400-level electives in economics; for graduate students in economics, one course in graduate-level microeconomics or macroeconomics.

ECON 442 Topics in Economic Education
1 TO 4 hours.
Topics vary. Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Credit for this course may not be used to satisfy the minimum number of Econonics credit hours needed for the BA, BS, MA or PhD in Economics. It may be used as general elective credit for these degree programs or as the Economic Education course requirement for the Certificate in the Teaching of Economics. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Prerequisites may vary according to topic. Some topics have included "Teaching Economics in the Social Studies", "Teaching Economics with Current Events," and "Teaching Consumer Economics."

ECON 520 Microeconomics for Business Decisions
4 hours.
Efficient allocation of resources by consumers, profit and non-profit firms and government, regulation of industry, monopoly and imperfect competition, business ethics and the market place, efficiency versus equity, social welfare. Credit is not given for ECON 520 if the student has credit in ECON 501 or ECON 540 or MBA 502. Prerequisite(s): MATH 165 or MATH 181 or the equivalent.

ECON 521 Macro and International Economics for Business
4 hours.
Impact of the macro economy and international economics on business decisions. Determination of economic activity, inflation, interest rates and exchange rates. Role of monetary and fiscal policy. Credit is not given for ECON 521 if the student has credit in ECON 511, or MBA 502 and MBA 508.

ECON 540 Economics for the Non-Economist
4 hours.
Basic introduction to economics for graduate and professional school students. Supply/ demand, opportunity cost, economic behavior of consumers/business firms, macroeconomy, inflation and business cycles. Credit is not given for ECON 540 if the student has credit in ECON 501 or ECON 520. No graduation credit given to students enrolled in MBA, MA or PhD in Economics, or PhD in Business Administration.

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