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TECON 101 Understanding Economics (5) I&S, QSR
Examines fundamental concepts of economic analysis with application to contemporary problems. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TECON 200 or TECON 201 or equivalent.
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TECON 150 Quantitative Preparation for Economics and Business (5) NW, QSR
Introduces students to the kinds of quantitative analysis used in economics and business courses. Uses practical examples to build skills in graphical analysis, use of algebra, basic probability, introductory computer use, and quantitative reasoning.
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TECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of markets: consumer demand, production, exchange, the price system, resource allocation, government intervention.
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TECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5) I&S, QSR
Analysis of the aggregate economy: national income, inflation, business fluctuations, unemployment, monetary system, federal budget, international trade and finance.
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TECON 210 Ethics and Economics (5) I&S
Introduces some basic economic principles such rationality, utility, and market, discusses the ways in which these concepts interacts with ethical issues such as equity, justice, and fairness, and explores how ethics and economics influence policymaking.
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TECON 310 Research Seminar in Economics (3) I&S
Covers essential skills and tools needed to succeed in 400-level economics courses, especially the capstone class. Explores future employment and graduate school options and opportunities.
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TECON 316 Current Issues in U.S. Public Policy (5) I&S
Develops student's analytical and conceptual understanding of current key federal public policy issues and reform proposals. Examines the economic role of the government versus the private sector in the U.S. economy, and analyzes issues surrounding the appropriate size and role of the public sector. Prerequisite: T PHIL 250 or T PHIL 251.
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TECON 320 Gender and Development (5) I&S
Applies economic concepts to examine the role of gender in economic and social change. Examines critical debates surrounding households, particularly decisions about land, labor, resource allocation, bargaining power, and education; and the role of internal organizations, laws, and corporations in women's access to economic opportunity and political power.
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TECON 321 Economics of Education (5) I&S
Examines topics in the economics of education including how schools re financed and why; what determines the amount and distribution of individual educational obtainment; debate over school vouchers; and the economic returns to education. Prerequisite: T PHIL 250 or T PHIL 251
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TECON 325 Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy (5) I&S
Investigates pressing issues confronting both industrialized and underdeveloped societies. Includes topics such as the international debt crisis, the changing international division of labor, poverty and inequality in the world economy, liberation movements, internationalization of production and regional disruptions in the U.S. Prerequisite: TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 328 Third World Problems and Prospects (5) I&S
Examines contemporary issues and problems faced by the developing world. Considers economic development, resource use, and aspects of neocolonialism. Discusses selected topics relevant to individual Third World regions and presents case studies.
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TECON 360 Poverty in Developing Countries (5) I&S
Examines the economic, social, and political factors that explain extreme poverty around the world. Examines patterns of extreme poverty, the relationship between domestic policies and poverty, and the role international factors play in contributing to and alleviating poverty in developing countries. Prerequisite: T PHIL 250 or T PHIL 251.
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TECON 361 Current Issues in the Chinese Economy (5) I&S
Explores the most important economic challenges facing China today. Combines lecture with site visits and interactions with local business leaders and policymakers, allowing students the opportunity to study the Chinese economy with firsthand knowledge of experts living and working in China today. Offered: S.
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TECON 362 China's Rise and its Global Economic Implications (5) I&S
Explores and evaluates the implications of China's growth and management of its economy for both Chinese citizens as well as the global economic system. Develops the analytical background necessary to understand the recent rapid emergence of China. Prerequisite: either TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 370 Economics and Social Mobility (5) I&S
Explores the relationship between inequality and social mobility. Investigates factors related to social mobility and examines how it has changed over time and across countries. Engages in an analysis of the features of society that help explain the degree to which societies have a level playing field. Prerequisite: T PHIL 250 or T PHIL 251.
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TECON 394 Comparative Economic Development (5) I&S
Introduces a variety of issues affecting Third World economies in a framework that emphasizes their particular and varied post-colonial histories. Draws on economic theory, cultural and economic anthropology, literature, and other sources to understand institutions and sources of change in these economies. Prerequisite: TECON 201 or TBECON 221.
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TECON 410 Economics of Public Policy (5) I&S
Applies economic analysis to public issues, policies, and programs. Provides a theoretical understanding of markets and government policies to examine existing and alternative public policies. Analyzes case studies of government policies, and evaluates and critiques current public policies and alternatives. Prerequisite: TPHIL 250 or TPHIL 251; and TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 418 Urban Problems and Policies (5) I&S
Develops and applies economic analyses to an understanding of the dynamics and underlying structure of urban economies and urban problems. Draws examples from the local economy and local problems. Prerequisite: Either TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 421 Environmental Policy (5) I&S/NW
Examines tradeoffs between the formal economy and the environment, and assesses current environmental policy. Places particular emphasis on examining and understanding local environmental issues. Prerequisite: TECON 200 or TBECON 220; and TPHIL 250 or TPHIL 251.
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TECON 430 Behavioral Economics (5) I&S
Examines psychological regularities in people such as over-confidence, desires for fairness and revenge, addictions, self-serving biases, trust, herd behavior, loss-aversion, and procrastination. Incorporates these into economic models to develop theoretical understanding of economic anomalies. Prerequisite: either TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 441 International Economics (5) I&S
Examines theory, institutions, and case studies in international economics. Covers theory of international trade and international finance, and analyses of government trade and finance policies. Analyzes role of international institutions. Prerequisite: TECON 200 or TBECON 220 and TECON 201 or TBECON 221.
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TECON 450 Labor Economics and Policy (5) I&S
Analyzes of determinants of labor markets outcomes, and the effect of labor market policy in advanced capitalist economies, with primary reference to the United States. Prerequisite: TECON 200 or TBECON 220; and TECON 201 or TBECON 221
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TECON 470 Economics of Health and Health Policy (5) I&S
Explores health, the healthcare sector and health policy issues from an economics perspective. Covers the demand for healthcare, health insurance markets, managed care, medical technology, government insurance programs, healthcare reform, and the pharmaceutical industry. Prerequisite: either TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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TECON 480 Seminar in Economic Analysis (5) I&S
Covers the principles and concepts of cost-benefit analysis and undertakes an application to a current issue in the region. Explores the building of a microeconomic model to evaluate the effects of a potential project or policy. Develops students' ability to communicate the results to stakeholders. Prerequisite: TECON 200 or TBECON 220.
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