Undergraduate College

Courses

ECO-0100 Introduction to Macro-Economics
An introduction to the economic theories which explain national economic conditions in the United States. Topics include unemployment, inflation, economic fluctuations, productivity, and economic growth in the context of a global economy. Students must also enroll in ECO-L100. Offered fall semester. 3 credits. This course fulfills the Developing the Core/Social Science requirement in the Undergraduate College’s General Education program or it may be used to partially fulfill the Critical Thinking requirement. Please note – it cannot be used to fulfill both requirements.

ECO-L100 Macro-Economics Problems and Applications
In a small seminar setting, students will review assigned problems and discuss real world applications of the theories covered in the lecture. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore issues in greater depth. Short essays with current problems covered in Macro-Economics will be required. Offered fall semester. 1 credit.

ECO-0101 Introduction to Micro-Economics
An introduction to the economic theories which explain the workings of the marketplace in a capitalist system. Topics include the behavior of consumers, businesses, the public sector, labor market, discrimination, poverty, and pollution. Course emphasizes techniques of analysis that will continue to be useful in comprehending a changing economic world. Students must also enroll in ECO-L101. Offered spring semester. 3 credits. This course fulfills the Developing the Core/Social Science requirement in the Undergraduate College’s General Education program or it may be used to partially fulfill the Critical Thinking requirement. Please note – it cannot be used to fulfill both requirements.

ECO-L101 Micro-Economics Problems and Applications
In a small seminar setting, students will review assigned problems and discuss real world applications of the theories covered in ECO-101. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore issues in greater depth. Short essays with current problems covered in Micro-Economics will be required. Offered spring semester. 1 credit.

ECO-0220 Statistics I
An introduction to statistics, including descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion, and frequency distributions) graphic presentations, Probability Theory, Sampling Theory, normal curve applications, and the use of computers. Emphasis given to interpretation and application of descriptive statistics. For students in business, economics, and accounting. This course is cross-listed with BUS-0220. No prerequisite. Offered fall semester. 3 credits.

ECO-0221 Statistics II
A continuation of Statistics I, including hypothesis testing, estimation techniques, correlation and regression, time series analysis and index numbers, analysis of variance, and use of computers. Emphasis given to application of statistical decision-making. For students in business, economics, and accounting. This course is cross-listed with BUS-0221. Prerequisite: BUS-0220. Offered spring semester. 3 credits.

ECO-0270 Politics and the City
This course may be taken as one of the electives for an economics major or minor. The project for Economics students will focus on economic issues. Love Philadelphia? Hate it? Want it to be better? Most people in the U.S. now live in metropolitan areas, which include cities and their suburban rings. This course analyzes issues raised by suburbanization, the urbanization of poverty, housing, welfare, and schools with a focus on the Philadelphia metro area. Students research a recent conflict in their own communities, interview the principal agents involved, make a presentation to the class, and write a paper based on their research. Prerequisites: Economics major or minor or permission of instructor. Offered every other year. 3 credits.

ECO-0360 International Political Economy
How do governments interact with the global economy? In the twenty-first century, the roles that governments play in trade and development have an immense impact on international relations and on the quality of life for all people. This course examines the topic of international political economy by studying explanatory theories and by analyzing classic and contemporary cases. This course is cross listed with PSC-0360. Prerequisites: ECO-100 and PSC-290 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

ECO-0456 Internship
Supervised experience in a business, government agency, or NGO concerned with economic issues. Internships will be arranged with the student’s Economics mentor and selected in relationship to Economic electives. Internships can be full of part time during the semester or during the summer. Number of credits for an internship will be determined by number of hours and breadth of the internship contract and college wide internship criteria. No prerequisite. 1 to 6 credits.

ECO-0460 Independent Study
Arranged on an individual basis with credits and requirements determined in consultation with instructor. No prerequisite. 1 to 3 credits.

ECO-0490 Special Topics in Economics
Examination of selected ideas or topics of interest in Economics. Intended for all students interested in economics as well as majors or minors. No prerequisite. Offered as needed. 1 or 3 credits.