Course Topics

ECON 130: Principles of Economics

An introduction to the uses of economic theory in the analysis of problems emergent in large societies. Specific topics include consumer choice, decision making by firms in price taking and price searching situations, and inflation and aggregate employment analysis.

ECON 142: Economic Numeracy

An introduction to the empirical problems in understanding economic choice, opportunity, and policy. Designed to improve the student's quantitative sophistication in understanding economic problems and issues by combining an introduction to macroeconomic data sources, elementary economic simulation techniques, and regular interpretation/analysis of public presentation of quantitative economic information.

ECON 256: Economic History

This course focuses on applying basic methods of economic way of thinking (cost/benefit analysis, supply and demand analysis, simulation) through empirical examination of episodes in American, European and world history.