EC 101. BASIC ECONOMICS 3 HRS.
This course is for non-business majors and provides a basic understanding
of the economic ideas and institutions. Introductory topics
from micro, macro, and international economics are covered in the
EC 102. HONORS ECONOMICS 1 HR.
(Prerequisite, concurrent enrollment in EC 101 is expected unless the
student is repeating this class.) This course complements a regular
section of EC 101 Basic Economics. It goes into additional depth on
selected topics and covers topics which are not covered in the EC 101.
Its coverage extends microeconomics, macroeconomics, and
EC 300. TOPICS IN ECONOMICS 1-4 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) This course focuses on economic
topics not covered in existing economics classes. The seminars may
also involve field experience or civic engagement associated with the
American Democracy Project at ESU.
EC 305. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) This course is an intermediate level
course in microeconomic theory. Particular emphasis is placed upon the
theory of the consumer and firm. Market equilibrium conditions under
perfect and imperfect competition are discussed.
EC 306. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) This course is a study of aggregate
economic analysis from the perspective of different schools of thought.
Consideration is also given to the effects of monetary and fiscal policy
on such aggregate economic variables as income, prices, and economic
EC 313. MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS FOR ECONOMICS 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104 and MA 110.) An introduction to the
applications of mathematical techniques to economic analysis. The
mathematical tools used will be selected from the areas of matrix
algebra, linear programming, game theory and calculus. Specific
computational procedures will be introduced and used to analyze
EC 327. INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, BC103 and BC104 or EC101.) For students with some
background in microeconomics, this course will examines how the
performance of an industry is related to its structure. The approach used
here includes the traditional structure-conduct-performance approach in
addition to the latest advances in microeconomic theory, including game
theory, contestability, and information theory.
EC 351. LABOR PROBLEMS 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) The attitudes and problems of the
worker in economic society as they find expression in such forms of
behavior as strikes, boycotts, and lockouts; various remedies;
benevolent employers, collective bargaining, government ownership of
industry, political organization, and direct action.
EC 370. INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, BC 104 or EC 101 and MA 380.) This course provides
an introduction to modern methods of analyzing data used economics,
business, and other social sciences. The course typically follows a
course in statistics and the level of mathematics required for a complete
understanding of all the material in the course is algebra. Topics include
estimating techniques, tests of significance, prediction and forecasting.
EC 375. COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS 2-3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) A comparative study of capitalism,
socialism, and communism. Theoretical differences among these
economic systems, together with their strengths and weaknesses, are
EC 410. INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS 1-6 HRS.
(Prerequisite, EC 101 or BC 104.) An academic offering that provides
special employment for students who wish to gain career-related
experience before graduation. Students are placed in supervised
positions and assigned faculty advisors who design job-related academic
EC 471. INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) Special project or readings on a
topic initiated by the student and approved by the instructor.
EC 499. ECONOMICS CAPSTONE 1-4 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 305, EC 306, and statistics.) This course is intended
to present students with the opportunity to work as a team on a real
world project in economics and expose them to some areas of
economics not covered with a complete course in their program of
study. Beyond the exposure to different areas of economics, it is
intended to expose the student to model building and economic analysis
using quantitative techniques.
EC 501. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT 2-3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) A survey of the growth and
development of economics from ancient times to the present.
EC 554. PUBLIC FINANCE 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) This course extends economic
theory to the public sector of the economy. In particular, it develops an
economic theory of public expenditures and taxation at the federal,
state, and local levels.
EC 560. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104 or equivalent.) An introductory
course concerning the characteristics, obstacles, and problems of
economic development facing the less-developed or less-industrialized
countries of the world. Certain problems involved in the relation of the
less-industrialized countries to the more-industrialized countries are
examined. Designed to acquaint the student with the theory, history and
policy of economic development.
EC 701. SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS 3 HRS
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104.) Selected main events, trends and
interpretations in economics will be examined through readings, reports
and discussions. Designed to introduce the important literature on
significant economic topics.
EC 705. ECONOMIC EDUCATION 1-6 HRS.
You must be a certified Kansas teacher who has a contract (or will have
a contract) to teach in a K-12 classroom in the next academic year to be
eligible for a Kansas Council on Economic Education scholarship for
this course. This class is a series of seminars that focus on economic
topics. The seminars also involve field experience in gathering useful
examples for classroom teachers.
EC 740. BUSINESS CYCLES AND FORECASTING 3 HRS.
(Prerequisites, EC 101 or BC 104 or equivalent.) An analysis is made
of the nature and causes of business fluctuations. Methods are
developed to measure and predict changes in business activity.