Adam Smith College courses

August 1, 2015
And subsequent classes of

ECON-100: Macroeconomics 4:1 (3)

An introduction to the basic principles of macroeconomics, stressing national income, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, depression, prosperity, international economics, economic development, alternative approaches to economics, and current issues and controversies. Usually offered every term.

ECON-110: The Global Majority 3:1 (3)

Introduction to the plight of less-developed countries, to alternative paths of development, and to the relationships between the more-developed and less-developed countries. The central theme of economic development is based on elementary economic theory. Equally important, human dimensions of development are emphasized through the use of novels and films from less-developed countries. Usually offered every term.

ECON-196: Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

ECON-200: Microeconomics 4:2 (3)

The basic principles of microeconomics and their applications; supply and demand, operation of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, competition and monopoly, income distribution, discrimination, and alternative approaches to economics. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite for General Education credit: COMM-100 or ECON-100 or GOVT-110 or SOCY-150.

ECON-296: Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

ECON-300: Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

Theory of relative prices of commodities and productive services under perfect and imperfect competition. Theory of the firm and consumer demand. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200.

ECON-301: Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

Concepts and theory of national income determination, employment, and economic growth. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200.

ECON-317: Political Economy (3)

Survey of three major contemporary theories of political economy - Marxian, Feminist, and Institutionalist - with applications to current economic problems and alternative economic institutions. Prerequisite: ECON-100.

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