Economics

ECO 105: ECONOMIC ISSUES

This course provides students with the fundamentals of economic literacy and understanding. Students will explore such major economic issues as monopolistic power, inflation and recession, government spending and taxation, the banking system and international trade. This course designed for students who anticipate no further formal training in economics.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 121: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

This course examines the key environmental issues facing our planet using basic tools of economic analysis. Although the perspective is global, an emphasis is placed on the disproportionate impact of environmental challenges on the developing world. The course examines pollution, population growth, climate change, water scarcity, international trade, food and resource availability, and policies of sustainable development.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix F, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 201: MICRO ECONOMICS

Supply and demand in markets for goods and for factors of production. Consumer behavior. Market structures. Price determination in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 202: MACRO ECONOMICS

A description of the essential features of the American economic system. The theory of the determination of the level of national income and applications to the problems of inflation, depression and economic growth. The role of monetary and fiscal institutions in implementing public economic growth. The role of the United States in the international economy. Prerequisite: ECO 201.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 218: LABOR RELATIONS

An introductory study of labor relations and labor's role in the American economy. Topics include the labor force, labor-management legislation, history and structure of unions, collective bargaining, labor market economics, personnel practices and income security laws.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 221: INTRO FINANCL & SECURITY MRKTS

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to financial markets and the various securities and instruments traded on these markets. It is intended to be an introduction to the subject of investing for the individual investor.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 224: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

This course will provide students with a comprehensive exposition of the basic principles of international economics. The focus will be on the principle of comparative advantage and gains from trade, protectionism, the balance of payments, exchange rate determination, international capital markets and the international trade policy. The course will also address international economic problems and issues facing the United States and the world in the 21st century. Note: It is recommended that students take ECO 201 and ECO 202 before taking ECO 224.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix C, Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of economics and related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to ECO 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to ECO 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ECO 903: ENERGY ECONOMICS/PUBLIC POLICY

This course will examine the key economic and public policy issues related to the development, production and usage of energy using basic tools of economic analysis. Topics will include supply,demand and elasticity as applied to energy markets. Although the existing, fossil fuel dominated energy structure will be examined, a significant emphasis will be placed on the economics of renewable energy development and the public policy initiatives that significantly influence the economics of this "green" revolution. While global and national trends will be explored, regional and local investment in energy, including both personal and small business forecasting and investment analysis, will also be explored. Pre-requisites: ECO 201: Microeconomics, or ECO 105: Economic Issues, or ECO 121: Environmental Economics (or permission of the instructor)

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: History, Government & Economic

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014