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Economics Courses

ECON 10223 - Introductory Microeconomics
Overview of economics, introduction to microeconomic theory and policy; demand, supply, price determination in product and factor markets, principle of comparative advantage, concept of economic efficiency, perfect and imperfect competition.

ECON 10233 - Introductory Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomic theory and policy; measurement of economic aggregates, inflation, unemployment, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policies, economic growth, exchange rates, balance of payments, and financial capital flows.

ECON 10241 - Laboratory in Microeconomics
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in, or completion of, ECON 10223. Use of computer simulations, games, and formal exercises to build on, and to reinforce, concepts and procedures covered in ECON 10223.

ECON 10251 - Laboratory in Macroeconomics
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in, or completion of, ECON 10233. Use of computer simulations, games, and formal exercises to build on, and to reinforce, concepts and procedures covered in ECON 10233.

ECON 10533 - Freshman Seminar in Economics
Topics may vary each time it is offered.

ECON 20990 - International Residential Study
This course represents credit earned through a semester study abroad experience with an institution or program with which Texas Christian University has an official agreement to accept credit. The site and specific content will be identified on the official transcript. Courses appearing on a student's official transcript have been included in the student's grade point average.

ECON 30003 - Junior Honors Seminar
Prerequisite: Advanced standing in Economics and recommendation of the Chairman. Discussion of important books in the literature of economics and of significant economic problems.

ECON 30213 - Development Theory
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 10223 or 30223, and 10233 or 30233. An analysis of the changes that must take place in a society in order for economic development to proceed. Economic Theories of development and growth.

ECON 30223 - Intermediate Microeconomics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any 3 or more semester hours ECON course, MATH 10283 or MATH 10524. Details of allocation and distribution theory of market economies. Explanations of product and factor market activities. Elements of partial and general equilibrium theories.

ECON 30233 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any 3 or more semester hours ECON course. Employment, monetary theory, aggregate demand and supply theory, economic performance and tools of measurement.

ECON 30243 - Contending Perspectives in Economics
Prerequisite: At least three semester hours credit in economics with a grade of 'C' or better. A survey of major theoretical approaches in economics today, with emphasis on the unique insights and applications of each approach, the theoretical underpinnings of enduring disagreements among professional economists, and the process of ongoing debate and cross-fertilization among these contending perspectives.

ECON 30253 - History of Economic Thought
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in three semester hours of Economics. The study of economic ideas. May include the ideas of any major contributor from Adam Smith to contemporary economists.

ECON 30423 - European Economic History - The Industrial Revolution
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any 3 or more semester hours ECON course, or instructor permission. This course examines the transformation of England, and later the world, to an industrialized society. Students investigate the technological, economic, and social changes that took place during this period. Possible sources of this change - why it happened, when and where it did - are examined.

ECON 30433 - Development Studies
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 10223 or 30223, and 10233 or 30233. Survey of development experience in a country or group of countries or analysis of general development experiences such as external finance, foreign trade and payments, development policy sets, or other experiences typical of developing countries.

ECON 30443 - Asian Economics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any six hours of Economics. Examines the modern development and economic history of East Asia from the 19th century to the present. Topics include explanations for the rapid economic growth in the region; the impact of industrial policies, trade, and foreign direct investment; the origins of the Asian financial crisis; the role of demographic and institutional factors.

ECON 30453 - Economics of the European Union
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any 3 or more semester hours ECON course. This course is concerned with the process of economics integration within the European Union. The main fields covered are: 1) Historical background, principles and functioning of the EU institutions; 2) the internal market: integration of product and factor markets; 3) EU policies (agriculture, regional, competition, etc.); 4) EU monetary integration.

ECON 30463 - Latin American Economics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in any 3 or more semester hours ECON course. ECON 10233 is recommended, but not required. This course covers the influence of past economic policies on the current state of the economics of Latin America. The major policies to be considered are industrial policy, international trade policy, exchange rate policy, financing current account deficits, and macroeconomic policy.

ECON 30473 - Regional and Urban Economics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 10223 or 30223. An introduction to, and overview of, regional and urban economic theory. Examination of location factors and costs including transportation rate structures, migration, firm location, structure of regions and urban areas, and urban problems.

ECON 30483 - Financial History
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in 6 hours of Economics. Examines important topics in the development of American and Western European monetary and financial systems. Historical perspectives on innovation, stabilization, and regulation within the major themes of monetary regimes, banking systems, and capital markets.

ECON 30493 - International Economic Studies
Prerequisites: At least three 3 semester hours credit in economics with a grade of 'C' or better. Detailed analysis of current problems in international economic relationships. The list of topics selected on the basis of their significance in policy design, policy analysis, or contemporary economic well-being.

ECON 30503 - Health Economics
Prerequisites: A "C" or better in any 3 or more semester-hour ECON course. Health Economics examines the determinants of health and health related behaviors, disease prevention and health promotion, health disparities and the impacts of health policy in bettering health outcomes. The course also examines the market for health insurance and health care services, focusing on the behaviors of consumers, providers of medical care, and the impact of policy on the price and quantity of health care services.

ECON 30990 - International Residential Study
This course represents credit earned through a semester study abroad experience with an institution or program with which Texas Christian University has an official agreement to accept credit. The site and specific content will be identified on the official transcript. Courses appearing on a student's official transcript have been included in the student's grade point average.

ECON 40003 - Senior Honors Research Paper
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30003 with recommendation of the Department. Each student will prepare a substantial paper under the direction of a faculty member.

ECON 40013 - Senior Seminar in Economics
Prerequisites: ECON 30223, 30233, 30243 and 12 additional ECON hours, all with grades of 'C' or better. Capstone seminar exploring selected issues in economic theory or policy.

ECON 40113 - Industrial Organization
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30223. Theoretical and empirical examination of the interrelationships between market structure, conduct and performance in the industrial sector of the economy.

ECON 40133 - Labor Economics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30223. Economic analysis of labor market issues, including minimum wage legislation, compensating wage differentials, human capital investment, discrimination, and collective bargaining.

ECON 40143 - Public Finance
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30223 or 30233. Theory of public choice; budgeting procedures; theory and methods of financing government expenditures; fiscal policy.

ECON 40153 - Economics of Financial Markets
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30233. Analysis of the structure and operations of financial markets and analysis of the role of money and capital markets in the economy.

ECON 40213 - International Trade and Payments
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30223. Surveys of international trade relationships, balance of payments accounting, theories explaining the pattern of trade and its relationship to economic welfare, policies affecting the pattern of a country's trade with the rest of the world.

ECON 40223 - International Monetary Economics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30233. Surveys of various theories of exchange rate determination, along with evaluation of fixed, flexible and mixed exchange rate regimes. In addition, long-term and short-term capital flows are described and explained.

ECON 40313 - Econometrics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 10223 OR 30223, and 10233 OR 30233, and MATH 10043 or INSC 20153. Techniques of simple and multiple regression. Methods for correcting problems of autocorrelation, heteroscedasticity, and multicollinearity.

ECON 40413 - U. S. Economic History - The Founding Eras
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in 6 hours of Economics. Historical development of the United States economy from European contact through the antebellum period. Emphasis is on colonial and pre-industrial development

ECON 40423 - U. S. Economic History - the Rise of the Modern Era
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in 6 hours of Economics. Historical development of the United States economy from the early national period to the modern era. Emphasis is on the transition from a pre-industrial economy to an industrial economy with modern financial and governmental institutions.

ECON 40433 - Law and Economics
Prerequisites: ECON 30243. Law and Economics asks students to consider economics as a justification for legal decision making. Different perspectives regarding the nature of law are juxtaposed against different perspectives regarding the nature of economics. Students develop their own synthesis by examining landmark legal cases from various perspectives.

ECON 40970 - Experimental Course
Prerequisites: Vary according to nature of material. For use when instructor has new material or new teaching strategies which are not appropriate to existing courses.

ECON 40980 - Directed Studies in Economics
Prerequisites: 18 hours in economics, an overall GPA of 3.25, a GPA in Economics of 3.5, and senior standing. The course will consist of supervised reading, research, and preparation of a substantial paper. The course content cannot duplicate an already existing TCU economics course. Students must receive preliminary approval from the department chair before developing a course plan with a faculty member.

ECON 50453 - Macroeconomic Studies
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30233 or graduate standing in business. Analysis of current macroeconomic issues in theory and policy. Topics may include economic growth, fluctuations in business activity, investment behavior, consumption functions, macroeconomic planning, and the policy formulation process.

ECON 50463 - Perspectives in Macroeconomics
Prerequisites: A 'C' or better in ECON 30233 or graduate standing in business. Analysis of macroeconomic issues in theory and policy from the perspective of competing schools of thought. Special emphasis will be placed on how each approach explains post-1970 business cycles, inflation, and unemployment in the U.S. economy.