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 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.
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