Course Catalog : Subject Area
Economics Courses Offered @ TNCC
|Course||Description and Pre-requisites|
|ECO 110||Consumer Economics
(3 credits) Fosters understanding of the American economic system and the individual's role as a consumer. Emphasizes application of economic principles to practical problems encountered. Alerts students to opportunities, dangers, and alternatives of consumers. Lecture 3 hours per week.
|ECO 120||Survey of Economics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and competency in Math Essentials units 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or equivalent. Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economics. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Lecture 3 hours per week.
|ECO 198||Seminar and Project in Economics
(4 credits) Restricted to students in the TNCC/William & Mary Co-Enroll Program. Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. 4 hrs per week required.
|ECO 201||Principles of Macroeconomics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and (competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 or MTH 120 or MTH 103) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments. Lecture 3 hours per week.
|ECO 202||Principles of Microeconomics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and (competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 or MTH 120 or MTH 103) as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticities, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution. Lecture 3 hours per week.
|ECO 293||Studies in Economics
(3 credits) Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering. Lecture 3 hours per week.