Economics (ECON)

ECONOMICS (ECON)

The general goals of the Economics Program are to prepare graduates to:

•use their knowledge of economics to better  understand  the  world  around them, enabling them to make more informed decisions in their personal as well as their professional lives;

•develop  skills  such  as  critical  analysis,  statistical  analysis,  and  reasoning  and competency in written and oral communication; and

•apply their knowledge of economics  in  private  enterprise  or  business  firms, the the public sector (i.e., policy making), or graduate study in economics or a related field.

 

Students majoring in Economics may choose the Standard Program or the Comprehensive Program Secondary Licensure Emphasis.

 

To  graduate, all economics majors must have a grade point average of 2.500 or above in all courses for the major.

 

FACULTY

Professors Sally R.E. Hays, Scott A. Lazerus, and David J. Plante.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS

All Economics Majors require completion of the 24-credit Economics Nucleus and completion of MATH 140 College Algebra, MATH 141 Precalculus, or MATH 151 Calculus I with a minimum grade of “C-.”

Economics Nucleus

ECON 201  Macroeconomics

3 cr

ECON 202  Microeconomics

3 cr

ECON 301  Intermediate Macroeconomics

3 cr

ECON 302  Intermediate Microeconomics

3 cr

ECON 303  International Economics and Globalization

3 cr

ECON 316  Econometrics

3 cr

ECON 498  Income Distribution, Poverty, and Wealth

3 cr

One of the following:

 

ECON 216  Statistics for Business and Economics

3 cr

MATH 213  Probability and Statistics

3 cr

 
Economics Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 36 credits is required, including the 24-credit Nucleus and nine credits of upper-division Economics electives.

 

Economics Major: Comprehensive Program

SECONDARY LICENSURE EMPHASIS

This Emphasis qualifies students for the State of Colorado License in Social Science Education. A minimum of 72 credits is required including the 24-credit Economics Nucleus, and the following 48 credits. In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Secondary Licensure Option described under Education:

ECON 476  American Economic Development

3 cr

GEOG 110  World Regional Geography

3 cr

GEOG 120  Human Geography

3 cr

GEOG 250  Geography of North America

3 cr

GEOL 101  Physical Geology

3 cr

HIST 101  World History to 1500

3 cr

HIST 102  World History Since 1500

3 cr

HIST 126  U.S. History to 1865

3 cr

HIST 127  U.S. History Since 1865

3 cr

HIST 327  Colorado History

3 cr

POLS 180  Introduction American Government

3 cr

POLS 255  Introduction to Comparative Government  

3 cr

POLS 282  Issues in State and Local Government

3 cr

POLS 476  American Political Thought II

3 cr

One of the following:

 

ECON 317  Economics and Public Policy (recommended)

3 cr

Economics upper-division elective

3 cr

One of the following:

 

POLS 260  Introduction to World Politics

3 cr

POLS 360  American Foreign Policy

3 cr

 
Economics Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required including the following:

ECON 201  Macroeconomics

3 cr

ECON 202  Microeconomics

3 cr

One of the following:

 

ECON 301  Intermediate Macroeconomics

3 cr

ECON 302  Intermediate Microeconomics

3 cr

Nine credits from the following:

 

ECON 216  Statistics for Business and Economics

3 cr

Economics upper-division electives

6-9 cr

 

Capstone Course Requirement. The following courses in the Economics Major fulfill the Capstone Course Requirement: ECON 498 Income Distribution, Poverty and Wealth. Students completing the Secondary Licensure Emphasis may use student teaching to fulfill this requirement.