May 21, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

Computer Science and Engineering

  
  • CSE 450 - Fundamentals of Operating Systems

    (4)
    Introduction to the concepts and design of operating systems. Typical topics include: sequential processes, concurrent processes, processor management, memory management, scheduling, file management, and resource protection. Offered fall, winter.
    Prerequisite(s): CSE 361 and CSE 364 and major standing in CS or CE.
  
  • CSE 461 - Bioinformatics

    (4)
    This course covers the fundamental algorithms and computational methods for study of biological sequence data for comparative biology and evolution with the focus on discovery of genome content, function and organization. Specific methodologies covered include the algorithms for searching sequence databases, pair-wise and multiple sequence alignment, phylogenetic methods, and methods for pattern recognition and functional inference from sequence data.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CSE 470 - Microprocessor-based Systems Design

    (4)
    Application of microprocessors and microcomputers to the solution of typical problems; interfacing microprocessors with external system such as sensors, displays and keyboards; programming considerations, microcomputer system and memory system design. A laboratory, design course; several short design projects and one large design project. Written report and oral presentation required. Credit cannot be earned for both CSE 470 and ECE 470. Offered fall, winter.
    Prerequisite(s): CSE 378 and major standing.
  
  • CSE 480 - Senior Capstone Project

    (4)
    A team-oriented senior design course for computer science and computer engineering majors. Teams will conceive, analyze, design, implement and test a computer-based hardware and/or software system, component or process. Results will be demonstrated and documented in oral presentations and written reports. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): CSE 337, 345 and 364, major standing and senior standing.
  
  • CSE 490 - Senior Project

    (2 to 4)
    Independent work on advanced laboratory projects. Topics must be approved prior to registration. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CSE 494 - Independent Study

    (2 to 4)
    Advanced individual study in a special area. Topic must be approved prior to registration. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CSE 495 - Special Topics

    (2 to 4)
    Advanced study of special topics. May be taken more than once.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CSE 496 - Internship

    (4)
    The student works on a specific project at a corporate site with the prior approval by the program director. Oral and written presentations about the project are required.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.
  
  • CSE 498 - Undergraduate Research

    (4)
    The student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member. Prior permission required. Oral and written presentations about the research are required.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing.

Counseling

  
  • CNS 264 - Educational and Career Exploration

    (2)
    Introduction of key aspects of personal career decision making, encompassing self assessment, occupational search, and the relationship between academic majors and future career options. Use of internet and computerized career assessment systems, inventories, and exercises in exploration, planning and goal setting.
  
  • CNS 274 - Integrating Academic, Career, and Professional Development

    (2)
    This course helps nontraditional students with their unique academic and career planning decisions. Academic and career choices are framed in terms of self-knowledge, decision-making skills, life experiences, family and other personal relationships, economic status, and goals. Small group experiences and assignments provide opportunities for reflection.
  
  • CNS 431 - Crisis Intervention and the Prevention of Self Harm

    (4)
    Provides an introduction to crisis intervention and the prevention of self harm from a health promotion perspective.
  
  • CNS 450 - Foundations of Counseling

    (4)
    Foundations of Counseling is a survey course in which students will become familiar with the field of professional counseling. The course covers foundations of counseling including: role of counselors in contemporary society, ethical and legal issues, basic counseling techniques, multicultural counseling, and current issues in counseling.

Cytotechnology

  
  • CT 401 - Clinical Internship

    (12)
    Microscopic study of cellular alterations indicative of cancer and precancerous lesions, infections and benign conditions in the female genital tract; introduction to cytopreparatory techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.
  
  • CT 402 - Clinical Internship

    (12)
    Continuation of CT 401; microscopic study of non-gynecologic samples and fine needle aspirations; laboratory rotations; research project.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.

Dance

  
  • DAN 100 - Ballet

    (2)
    Technique of classical ballet. Each course may be repeated for up to 16 credits.
  
  • DAN 101 - Beginning Dance for Physical Education Majors

    (1)
    An introduction to one dance tradition. Can include ballet, ballroom, folk, jazz, or modern. Students will demonstrate the fundamentals and proper techniques of the genre.
  
  • DAN 102 - Beginning Dance for Physical Education Majors II

    (1)
    Further exploration of techniques in ballet, ballroom, folk, jazz, or modern dance. Students will be asked to demonstrate more refined skills and techniques in the selected genre.
  
  • DAN 103 - Fundamentals of Ballet Technique I

    (2)
    Fundamental techniques of classical ballet. Designed for students with little or no ballet training. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 106 - Fundamentals of Tap

    (2)
    Fundamental tap class designed for students with little or no tap training. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 110 - Modern Dance

    (2)
    Technique of modern dance. Each course may be repeated for up to 16 credits.
  
  • DAN 113 - Fundamentals of Modern Techniques

    (2)
    Fundamental techniques of modern dance. Designed for students with little or no dance training. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 120 - Jazz Dance

    (2)
    Technique of jazz dance. Each course may be repeated for up to 16 credits.
  
  • DAN 130 - Conditioning for Dance

    (1)
    An application of specific body conditioning techniques for the dancer. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.
  
  • DAN 131 - Dance Conditioning/Pilates Mat

    (0 or 1)
    Focus on building body strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk by utilizing the Pilates technique. Open to all levels.
  
  • DAN 132 - Dance Conditioning/Pilates Reformer

    (0 or 1)
    Focus on building body strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk by utilizing the Pilates technique. A Pilates Reformer is used to incorporate spring resistance exercises. Open to all levels.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 140 - African Dance

    (2)
    A participatory dance course that studies and performs traditional dances from different regions of Africa. Focus is on African dance techniques and the relationship between African dance and drumming. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 160 - Tap Dance I

    (0 or 2)
    Technique of tap-dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
  
  • DAN 170 - Dance Improvisation/Choreography I

    (2)
    An exploration of movement through improvisation. Students will develop their own movements through dance ideas and problem solving.
  
  • DAN 173 - Dance History and Appreciation

    (4)
    An historical survey of the development of theatre dance in Western culture. Course materials presented through lecture, discussion, films, slides and viewing of live dance performances. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • DAN 175 - Dance in American Culture

    (4)
    Course surveys ethnic dance in America through lecture and demonstration. Dance guest artists/teachers representing different cultures will demonstrate and teach specific dance styles. The intent of the course is to aid students in understanding and appreciating ethnic diversity through dance. Satisfies the university ethnic diversity requirement. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
  
  • DAN 200 - Ballet

    (2)
    Technique of classical ballet. Each course may be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 100.
  
  • DAN 203 - Fundamentals of Ballet Technique II

    (2)
    Fundamental techniques of classical ballet; continuation of DAN 103. Designed for beginning ballet students. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 103.
  
  • DAN 210 - Modern Dance

    (2)
    Technique of modern dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 110.
  
  • DAN 220 - Jazz Dance

    (2)
    Technique of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 120.
  
  • DAN 230 - Special Dance Techniques

    (2)
    Participatory dance course designed to provide experiences with current trends in dance technique at the beginning or intermediate level. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): one dance course.
  
  • DAN 240 - Dance Production

    (2)
    Production based laboratory course that will cover lighting, costuming, makeup, and technological components of dance.
  
  • DAN 260 - Tap Dance II

    (2)
    Technique of tap dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 160 or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 270 - Choreography II

    (4)
    Theory of dance composition through reading, discussion, observation and experimentation. Lab required.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 170.
  
  • DAN 295 - Special Studies in Modern Dance Technique

    (1)
    Technique class designed to give students opportunities to participate in a variety of dance experiences led by performing artists. Graded S/U. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Should be taken with DAN 110 or 210.
  
  • DAN 299 - Dance Workshop

    (1 to 4)
    A workshop designed to give students opportunities for participation in a variety of dance experiences led by performing artists. Normally offered in the summer. Graded S/U. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
  
  • DAN 300 - Ballet

    (2)
    Technique of classical ballet. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 200; major standing or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 310 - Modern Dance

    (2)
    Technique of modern dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 210; major standing.
  
  • DAN 320 - Jazz Dance

    (2)
    Technique of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 220 or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 330 - Kinesiology for the Dancer

    (4)
    Analysis of movement from an anatomical and mechanical point of view with emphasis on problems of dance technique. Also includes prevention and treatment of dance-related injuries.
    Prerequisite(s): three dance courses.
  
  • DAN 350 - Creative Dance for Children

    (4)
    Methods and styles of teaching dance to children within schools, community centers and private studios.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in dance or dance education minor.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): DAN 300 and 310 or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 351 - Children’s Dance Theatre: Rehearsal and Performance

    (4)
    Choreography, rehearsal and performance of a dance program for children that tours local elementary schools.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 360 - Tap Dance III

    (2)
    Advanced tap dance technique. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 260 or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 370 - Choreography III

    (4)
    Continuation of DAN 270 at a more advanced level. Lab required. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 270, major standing in dance, or permission of the instructor.
  
  • DAN 373 - Dance for Musical Theatre

    (2)
    An applied dance course that covers the techniques and styles of dance for musical theatre prevalent from the 1920s until the present day.
  
  • DAN 376 - Oakland Dance Theatre

    (1)
    A technique- and performance-based laboratory course. Each student will participate in a dance performance during the semester, either as a performer or choreographer. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): audition and instructor permission.
  
  • DAN 380 - Contemporary Dance History: Revolution and Revisionism

    (4)
    Comprehensive dance history for dance majors that covers 20th and 21st century choreographers from a thematic point of view. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 173, major standing in dance or permission of the instructor.
  
  • DAN 395 - Advanced Studies in Modern Dance Technique

    (0 or 1)
    Continuation of DAN 295, designed to give students opportunities to participate in a variety of dance experiences led by performing artists. Graded S/U. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Should be taken with DAN 310 or 410.
    Prerequisite(s): admission into the dance program or instructor permission.
  
  • DAN 400 - Ballet

    (2)
    Technique of classical ballet. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 300, major standing or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 402 - Advanced Ballet: Partnering

    (2)
    May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 404 - Advanced Ballet: Pointe

    (1)
    May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
  
  • DAN 410 - Modern Dance

    (2)
    Technique of modern dance. Each course may be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 310, major standing or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 411 - Professional-level Dance Technique in Ballet and Modern Dance

    (2)
    Modern and ballet dance technique taught in professional dance company environment. Designed for advanced dancers as a pre-professional training program. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 310 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 420 - Jazz Dance

    (2)
    Technique of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 320 or permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 423 - Historical Dance

    (2)
    The study of Baroque, Renaissance and 19th century social dance styles. Course includes practical, theoretical and historical background.
  
  • DAN 425 - Issues and Trends in Dance

    (2)
    Readings, videos, and discussions pertaining to dance today. Topics will range from post modernism, dance theory, dance notation, dance education, multi-cultural influences, and computers and dance.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing in dance, 300/310 level in technique or permission of the instructor.
  
  • DAN 428 - Opportunities and Careers in Dance

    (2)
    Survey of business techniques and procedures, laws, copyrights, grant writing and accounting practices in the field of dance; a study of the production aspects of a dance performance; and a study of career opportunities related to dance.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 430 - Special Topics

    (1 to 4)
    Group study of current topics in dance. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): three dance courses.
  
  • DAN 441 - Dance Pedagogy

    (4)
    Theory and practice of teaching dance technique with emphasis on ballet and modern dance. Includes study of age-appropriate and level-appropriate instruction, correct anatomical approach to dance training, and lesson and unit planning.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 300 and DAN 310.
  
  • DAN 470 - Senior Recital

    (2)
    Dance program choreographed and performed by a student in the final year of dance study.
    Prerequisite(s): audition and permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 471 - Senior Recital II

    (2)
    Continuation of DAN 470.
    Prerequisite(s): DAN 470.
  
  • DAN 475 - Repertory Dance Company

    (1)
    Advanced technique and performance-based laboratory course. Student will participate in rehearsals and performances of dance works by various choreographers. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): audition and permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 490 - Independent Study

    (1 to 4)
    Permission of instructor. May be repeated for additional credit. Graded S/U.
  
  • DAN 497 - Apprentice College Teaching

    (2 or 4)
    Supervised participation in teaching an undergraduate course in dance, together with discussion of teaching methods and objectives. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • DAN 498 - Apprenticeship

    (0 to 4)
    Students selected to apprentice with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble (EDE) earn credit depending upon frequency of participation. S/U grading only. May be repeated for up to 16 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): instructor permission.

Early Childhood

  
  • EC 320 - Child Development - Birth to Age 8

    (4)
    This course focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, physical & linguistic development of children from birth to age 8. The focus will be on theories of development as well as developmental milestones.
  
  • EC 322 - Language Arts, Literacy and Creative Arts - Curriculum and Assessment

    (4)
    Focus: study of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum; planning, implementing, and evaluation of developmentally appropriate activities in art, music, movement, and play; the integration, evaluation and documentation of learning in language arts, literacy and creative arts.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 324 - Science and Mathematics - Curriculum and Assessment

    (4)
    Focus on a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, mathematics and science, concepts and skills in early childhood (birth to age 8). Developing meaningful curricular content, supporting an inquiry approach to learning, planning for diverse learners, project based learning experiences, assessment and integration of Michigan early childhood standards are explored.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 326 - Supporting Self-Regulation in Young Children

    (4)
    Focus: Development of self regulation in children during the early years. Particular attention is given to both normative and atypical growth in the areas of self control and executive functioning. Various theoretical perspectives will be integrated to develop child guidance principles and techniques applicable in early childhood classrooms.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 328 - Family, Community & School Partnership

    (4)
    This course examines the family, community and school relationship and impact on childrenΓÇÖs lives. The impact of diverse families on child rearing and education are addressed as well as the role of the teacher in collaborating with and maintaining relationships with the family and community.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 330 - Professionalism, Leadership & Advocacy

    (4)
    This course will focus on current critical issues in early childhood education. Guidelines and standards will be used to focus on the legal, ethical, and professional dimensions of becoming an early childhood educator. Additionally, the course will attend to the development of leadership, administration, and management skills.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 332 - Early Childhood Practicum 1

    (3)
    ECE Practicum experiences are designed to provide students with opportunities to observe and practice in supervised, high-quality early childhood settings. Students are involved in planning curriculum and assessment, observing and recording children’s growth and learning, interacting with children, families and colleagues and practicing teaching skills.
    Prerequisite(s): EC 320.
  
  • EC 333 - Early Childhood Practicum 2

    (3)
    See description for EC 332. As students advance from Practicum 1 to Practicum 2, they will assume greater responsibility, the responsibility for planning and supervision, child evaluation, family conferences and family newsletters.

Economics

  
  • ECN 150 - Economics in Today’s World

    (4)
    Provides an overview of both macroeconomics and microeconomics. Students will learn about the law of supply and demand, economics of business, industry structure, international trade, exchange rates, inflation, unemployment, and fiscal and monetary policy. This is a survey course intended for students who desire a broad familiarity with a wide range of economic concepts. It does not provide adequate preparation for degrees in business or economics, and does not provide sufficient background for the Professional Engineering (PE) examination. Economics or business major should not take this course (see specific requirements for those majors). Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area. Offered every fall and winter.
  
  • ECN 160 - Introduction to the Global Economy

    (4)
    Explains and analyzes the comparative advantage, free trade, barriers to trade, and exchange rates. Composition of international trade is analyzed. GDP, growth, unemployment, inflation, poverty, and income distribution are discussed. Measures of each are shown for the US, other industrialized countries, as well as emerging, and developing countries. (Generally offered every semester.) Students cannot get credit for both ECN 202 and ECN 160. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
  
  • ECN 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    (4)
    Examines a broad range of macroeconomic concepts such as determination of national income, fluctuations in the economy, fiscal and monetary policies, money and banking, inflation and unemployment, and international economics. It also provides an introduction to a few key microeconomic concepts, such as scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand, and market processes. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area. May not also receive credit for ECN 210.
    Prerequisite(s): high school algebra.
  
  • ECN 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

    (4)
    Provides an introduction to key microeconomic concepts. Examines operations of markets, theory of consumer demand, elasticity, organization of the firm, production and cost in the long and short runs, competition, externalities, market failures, legal and regulatory environment of business and international economics.It also explores economic perspectives on issues of ethnicity and gender in the U.S. economy. (Generally offered every semester.) Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area. May not also receive credit for ECN 210.
    Prerequisite(s): high school algebra.
  
  • ECN 202 - Principles of Global Macroeconomics

    (4)
    Examines a broad range of macroeconomic concepts such as determination of national income, short-term fluctuations in the economy and long-term economic growth, fiscal and monetary policies, money and banking, inflation and unemployment, with special emphasis on their global significance, and on international comparisons of macroeconomic attributes. The course introduces key concepts that will strengthen understanding of the interlinked global economy, such as comparative advantage, balance of trade and payments, exchange rates, barriers to free trade, international growth convergence, and the impact of cultures and norms on economic performance. Students are highly recommended to take ECN 201 prior to taking ECN 202. (Generally offered every semester and term). May not also receive credit for ECN 210. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area or in the social science knowledge exploration area, not both.
    Prerequisite(s): high school algebra.
  
  • ECN 210 - Principles of Economics

    (6)
    Provides an introduction to principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics, covering the same topics as ECN 201 and ECN 202 combined but at an accelerated pace. Intended for highly motivated students with good writing and math ability. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area. (Generally offered fall semester.) May not also receive credit for ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202).
    Prerequisite(s): high school algebra and a GPA of 3.00 or better.
  
  • ECN 250 - Economics Principles - a Mathematical Approach

    (4)
    Analyzes the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics using mathematics. Topics include: demand and supply, consumer theory, theory of the firm, market equilibrium, market structure, monitoring economic performance, aggregate demand and supply, macroeconomic policies, and long-run economic growth.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 154 and MTH 155 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

    (3)
    Deals with construction, analysis and interpretation of models of aggregate economic behavior, including the policy implications of alternative models, international interrelationships and assessment of contemporary controversies in national policy (Generally offered fall semester).
    Prerequisite(s): (MTH 122 or MTH 154) and ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 303 - Managerial Economics

    (3)
    Explores microeconomic theory and its application to managerial decision making. Examines consumer behavior, cost and output estimation, optimization, pricing issues in competitive and non-competitive markets, decision making under uncertainty and capital budgeting. Satisfies the university general education requirements in the knowledge applications integration area except for economics majors. Prerequisite for knowledge applications: completion of the general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration and the formal reasoning knowledge foundation areas. (Generally offered every semester).
    Prerequisite(s): ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210) and (MTH 122 or MTH 154) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 304 - Consumer and Welfare Economics

    (3)
    The course emphasizes theories of consumer behavior and their applications to areas such as the individual and market demand curves, supply of labor, inter temporal choice of consumption, tax and public policies, and decision-making under uncertainty. Also emphasizes general equilibrium welfare economics, issues relating to equity and efficiency, the nature of public goods and externalities, consumer protection, and property rights. (Generally offered winter semester.)
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 303 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 309 - State and Local Public Finance

    (3)
    Provides explanation and analysis of state and local public finance practices and problems. Topics include public goods and externalities, benefit-cost analysis, organization of sub-national governments, the budget process and state and local revenues and expenditures. (Offered with sufficient student demand.)
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210, with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 310 - Economics of the Environment

    (3)
    Involves the application of the tools of economic analysis to problems of energy, ecology and the environment. Topics include externalities and public goods, optimum use of fixed national resources, limits to economic growth and ecological aspects of principal pollution problems. Generally offered winter and summer semesters of odd years.
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201, or ECN 210 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 315 - Economics of Gender and Ethnicity

    (3)
    Employs basic economic principles and standard economic theories to explore and analyze issues of gender and ethnicity at the domestic, national and international levels. Also focuses on gender related outcomes over time and across ethnic groupings. Key topics include: the economics of family structure; patterns of household and labor market activity; patterns of education and occupational choice; gender and ethnic earnings gaps; interplay of gender and ethnicity in the economy; theories of discrimination; and gender/ethnic issues in international perspective. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210, with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 321 - Financial Markets and the Economy

    (3)
    Focuses on three areas: an introduction to banking and financial institutions, study of the U.S. financial markets (stock, bond and money markets), and the study of the impact of macroeconomic policies on the nation’s economy and financial markets. (Generally offered winter semester and summer semester.)
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 326 - International Economic Development

    (3)
    The main theories of economic development applied to developing countries. Topics include decision-making at the individual and macro-levels; trade strategies; fiscal, monetary and exchange policies in promoting economic development; and the role of less developed countries in the global economy. (Generally offered winter semester of even years.) Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210, with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 333 - History of Economic Thought

    (3)
    Surveys the history and development of economic theory. Examines the development of classical theory, the Marxian challenge, the neo-classical refinement (marginal revolution) and the Keynesian revolution. Emphasis will be placed on the development of economics as intellectual history. (Offered with sufficient student demand.)
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 202 or ECN 200 or ECN 210 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 338 - Economics of Human Resources

    (3)
    Surveys the nature of labor markets. Topics include labor demand and supply, education and investment in human capital, unemployment, geographic and occupational mobility of labor, and effects of race, sex and age in labor markets. (Generally offered fall semester of odd years.)
    Prerequisite(s): ECN 150 or ECN 201 or ECN 210 with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  
  • ECN 367 - Economics of Health Care

    (3)
    Application of tools of economic analysis to the health care industry and government health care policy. Examines the impact of the special characteristics of health care and the medical services industry on the pattern of health care produced, its distribution and resource allocation within the industry. (Generally offered winter semester of even years.)
    Prerequisite(s): ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 373 - International Trade

    (3)
    Examines classical, neoclassical and modern theories of international trade, as well as trade policies. Topics include: the relationship between economic growth and international trade, the theory and practice of commercial policy, preferential trading arrangements, international factor movements, trade under imperfect competition, and trade between unequal partners. (Generally offered every fall semester and summer semester of even years.)
    Prerequisite(s): (ECN 201) and (ECN 200)or (ECN 202) or (ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 374 - Economics of Intl Finance

    (3)
    Examines issues of balance of payments adjustment, exchange rate determination, and the open economy. Topics include: theories of payments and foreign exchange, causes of disturbances and processes of adjustments in the balance of payments of the foreign exchange market under alternative exchange rate regimes, international capital markets, foreign debt, monetary integration, and the international monetary system. The course may not be substituted for FIN 419. (Generally offered winter semester of odd years.)
    Prerequisite(s): (ECN 201) and (ECN 200) or (ECN 202) or (ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 378 - Economic Analysis of Law

    (3)
    Economic analysis of basic institutions of legal systems. Emphasis is on laws that are not directly intended to regulate the economy, including property, contract, tort, criminal and procedural law. Labor and antitrust law will be discussed only tangentially. (Generally offered winter and summer semesters of even years).
    Prerequisite(s): ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  
  • ECN 380 - Topics in Economics

    (3)
    Study of a selected topic in economics. Emphasis is placed on the institutional rather than the theoretical aspects of the topic. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits as long as the topic covered is different. (Offered with sufficient student demand.)
    Prerequisite(s): ((ECN 201 and (ECN 200 or ECN 202)) or ECN 210) with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
 

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