University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Economics Courses

Courses

ECON 2303.  Principles of Macroeconomics.  

Principles of Economics: [TCCN ECON 2301] A survey of the basic principles of economics designed to give a broad understanding of the economy; primary attention is given to aggregate problems and issues considered of particular importance to the nation.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1320 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (ACCL score between 081 and 120 AND BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 AND EPCM score between 081 and 120 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (MATH 1310 w/C or better)

ECON 2304.  Principles of Microeconomics.  

Principles of Economics: [TCCN ECON 2302] A survey of basic principles of economics designed to provide an analytical understanding of markets, prices, and production.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1320 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (ACCL score between 081 and 120 AND BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 AND EPCM score between 081 and 120 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (MATH 1310 w/C or better)

ECON 3302.  Intermed Macroeconomic Theory.  

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory: A study of national income accounting and theory; emphasis is placed on the classification and analysis of conventional spending sectors and their effect on income and employment; a critical survey of policy applications that affect the level of income and employment.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, IS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (MATH 1320 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1411 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1312 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2313 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2326 w/C or better ) OR (MATH 2301 w/C or better ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (ACCL score between 081 and 120 AND BANM score between 4 and 5 ) OR (BANM score between 4 and 5 AND EPCM score between 081 and 120 ) OR (MATH 1411A w/C or better AND MATH 1411B w/C or better AND MATH 1411C w/C or better ) OR (MATH 1508A w/C or better AND MATH 1508B w/C or better AND MATH 1508C w/C or better ) OR (SXDG score of 1 ) OR (SXMA score of 1 ) OR (SXMN score of 1 ) OR (SXOI score of 1 ) OR (SXTR score of 1 ) OR (MATH 1310 w/C or better)

ECON 3303.  Intermed Microeconomic Theory.  

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: A study of cost, demand, and price theory; the concepts, assumptions, and policy implications of aspects of particular equilibrium and general equilibrium theory; a critical survey of various concepts of the scope, methods, and approaches to economics.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 3310.  Managerial Economics.  

Managerial Economics: The course covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision-making. Topics include demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, forecasting, production and cost analysis, market structure, risk analysis and regulatory theory. Applications, including simulation, are used for an understanding of the economic tools and their potential use for solving real- world problems.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 3320.  Money and Banking.  

Money and Banking: A description of the history and present characteristics of the money and banking structure of the United States. Special emphasis is placed on monetary policy as it affects the level of economic activity.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, IS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better)

ECON 3325.  Public Choice.  

ECON 3325: Public Choice (3-0) Public Choice is the economic study of collective decision making through political representation and government. Topics studied by political scientists such as the constitutional process, voting behavior, logrolling, government bureaucracy and regulation, special interest groups, and vote-maximizing behavior of political candidates are analyzed using the tools of an economist. Prerequisites: ECON 2303 and ECON 2304.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better AND ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 3335.  Urban Economics.  

Urban Economics (3-0) Investigation of economic forces in metropolitan areas. Topics covered include urban growth patterns, metropolitan economic performance, real estate markets, local public finance, and location theory. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ECON 3372.  Mathematical Economics.  

Mathematical Economics: Basic concepts and operations of mathematical logic and their application to economic analysis.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 3373.  Introduction to Econometrics.  

Introduction to Econometrics: An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the basic concepts employed in model building, different types of economic models, problems and techniques of quantifying models, and the use of such models for public and business policy.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, ECON, FIN, INBU, INFS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 3380.  History of Economic Thought.  

History of Economic Thought: A study of the development of principal economic doctrines and schools of economic thought.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, GENB, INFS, IS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 4312.  Current Issues in Banking.  

Current Issues in Banking (3-0) An analysis of current problems in commercial banking from the points of view of the banks, their regulators, and the public. Restricted to majors: ACCT, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, MGMT, and MKT. Prerequisite: FIN 4311 or department approval.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

ECON 4325.  International Economics.  

International Economics: Principal theories of international trade: foreign exchange markets, international capital flows, barriers to trade, international economic institutions, and the economics of regional trade integration.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 4330.  Public Sector Economics.  

Public Sector Economics: Financial administration by agencies of local, state, and federal government; principles of taxation; sales, property income, and inheritance taxes; analysis of government expenditures and public credit.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, GENB, INBU, INFS, IS, MGMT, MKT, OSCM

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/C or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 4335.  Economics & Law.  

Economics and Law is a natural fit. Economics is the science of rational choice in a world in which resources are limited relative to human desires. The legal environment, in turn, determines the "rules of the game" as played by rational decision makers. It is quite natural for economists to question the origin, nature, and consequences of those rules as they pertain to individual and group choice behavior. Economic methods will be applied to analyze law and the law's effect on behavior. Prerequisites: ECON 2304 with a grade of D or better.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2304 w/C or better)

ECON 4398.  Independent Study in Economics.  

Independent Study in Economics Prerequisites: Department approval

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of ACCT, BAMA, BSAD, CIS, ECON, FIN, INBU, INFS, IS, MGMT, MKT

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

ECON 4399.  Current Topics in Econ.  

Topics to be announced. This course may be repeated for credit when topics change.

Department: Economics

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (ECON 2303 w/D or better ) AND (ECON 2304 w/D or better)