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Spring 2013
Apr 24, 2014
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ECON 121W - Elements of Economics
Economics 121 is an introductory course in economics intended to afford an understanding of how our economic system works, of the forces which affect the level, composition, and distribution of the output of the economy, and the issues behind current economic problems. The course content will define concepts, provide background materials, and develop economic ideas necessary to an understanding of the policy issues constantly before a complex dynamic economy. Not counted toward a degree in the School of Business Administration. Offered every year.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
Theme Area Social Justice, University Core Writing Intens

ECON 201 - Principles of Micro Economics
This course introduces students to the way in which a free market economic system resolves the basic social questions of what goods and services to produce, how scarce resources are organized to produce these goods, and to whom the goods are distributed once they are produced. Students will explore the components of the market system, supply and demand, and how they interact under conditions ranging from perfect competition to monopoly.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 202 - Principles of Macro Economics
This course introduces students to the basic economic principles of the aggregate economy. Students will explore the determinants of, and relationships among, the level of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, inflation, foreign trade and interest rates. In addition, various theories of the role of fiscal and monetary policy to promote stabilization will be addressed.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 210 - Exploring Liberty
This course explores political and economic and religious notions about liberty. Do certain political or economic arrangements foster liberty? Can the political set up be kept independent from the economic scheme, or are these intimately connected? What is the role of religion in a political community? Do existing theories adequately elucidate current situations?
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
Theme Area Social Justice

ECON 301W - Intermediate Microeconomics
The purpose of this course is to develop the analytical skills required for dealing with problems of economic behavior and resource allocation, along with an appreciation of the methodological issues involved in modern economic analysis. The course covers the traditional body of microeconomic theory, including: utility theory and consumer behavior, the analysis of production and the behavior of the firm, coordination in product and factor markets under perfect competition, and the impact on market operations of monopoly, imperfect competition, externalities, asymmetric information, and public goods.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens

ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
This course provides the advanced economic student with a rigorous set of tools with which to evaluate the performance of the U.S. economy, both as a closed entity and as member of the global economy. On the theoretical side, the course evaluates competing theories of income, inflation, and employment. On the application side, students will be expected to find and empirically evaluate aggregate data.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 328 - Urban Land Economics
This course is a study of the economic forces that influence the location of business and residential location in a metropolitan area. Specific areas of study include transportation, housing, poverty, and the urban public sector.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 332 - Money and Financial Markets
This course examines the influence of monetary policy on such variables as the nominal interest rate, level of income, inflation rate, foreign exchange rate, etc. Specific topics include bank portfolio management, interest rate risk, the yield curve, real versus nominal interest rates, financial intermediation, etc.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 342 - Global Economic Perspectives
This course uses the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to evaluate and analyze current global economic events. The course presents the plusses and minuses of globalization, an introduction to international trade and finance, a comparison of different economic systems and philosophies, and alternative theories of global poverty and economic development.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
Theme Area Global Diversity

ECON 381 - Econometrics
Econometrics is the application of statistical methods for the purpose of testing economic and business theories. This course will introduce students to the skills used in empirical research including, but not limited to, data collection, hypothesis testing, model specification, regression analysis, violations of regression assumptions and corrections, dummy variables and limited dependent variable models. Extensive focus will be on the intuition and application of econometric methods, and as a result, statistical software will be used extensively. Students will be required to complete an independent research project involving the application of regression analysis.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 384 - Forecasting
In this course, students learn how to apply statistical and econometric tools in an attempt to forecast economic and business data. Drawing on techniques learned in Econometrics, students collect data, build forecasts, evaluate the forecasts, and apply economic theory and econometric techniques to refine the forecasts. Emphasis is placed equally on the student correctly performing and concisely communicating the forecasts.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 398 - The American Economy
The American Economy reviews chronologically the history of the United States from the pre-colonial period until the present from an economic perspective. Students will use the fundamental principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to analyze key events in American history - all from an economic perspective - and relate their implications for the future.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 401 - Game Theory
Game theory is a mathematical method of modeling virtually any situation in which humans interact and it has found applications in virtually every aspect of the social sciences. This course will examine the fundamental tools and concepts of game theory while maintaining a focus on its applications in economics and business.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 420 - Labor Economics
This course is an analysis of the principles of wage and employment determination in the U.S. economy under nonunion conditions as well as under collective bargaining arrangements. The factors underlying labor demand and supply are studied with an emphasis on a human capital approach to relative earnings differentials. Issues of labor market discriminations are also analyzed.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 425 - Current Economic Issues
This course focuses on specific current economic issues. The course and its content vary. For example, topics might include the federal budget deficit, economics and politics, or global economic changes.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 431 - Environmental Economics
This course uses benefit cost analysis to explain the reasons for environmental pollution and to evaluate the efficiency of alternative abatement strategies and policies. Topics include air and water pollution, toxic waste cleanup, and alternative methods of valuing non-market resources such as clean air, public lands, and other natural resources.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 442 - International Economics
The course covers international trade theory and international monetary economics. Topics discussed include the classical and neoclassical theory of comparative advantage, balance of trade, balance of payments, custom's union theory, commerical policy, theory of foreign exchange markets, history of international monetary system, fixed versus flexible exchange rates. Offered every year.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 453 - Public Economics
This course teaches students how to apply economic principles in order to analyze and evaluate public expenditure and tax policies. Because value judgments are implicit in any type of analysis, students will be encouraged to consider the equity-efficiency tradeoff associated with many public policy decisions.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 462 - Industrial Organization
Industrial Organization is an applications-oriented course examining the relationship between the market sector and government policy. The course will address social regulation, traditional economic regulation and antitrust, economic deregulation, and selected topics.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ECON 480W - Economics Senior Thesis
The purpose of this course is to sharpen the students’ independent research skills utilizing all of the concepts, tools and techniques learned throughout the economics major. The course focuses on choosing research topics, framing research questions, developing research strategies, collecting data, writing reports, and presenting results. During the term, students undertake a substantive independent research project culminating in both a formal written paper and an oral research presentation to the economics faculty
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens


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