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College Catalog: Course Listings: Economics

ECO 115 – Understanding Our Environment: An Economic Introduction
Explores basic economic theory as it relates to the issues of environmental problems and natural resource use. Examines the approaches to local, state, and national environmental policy. Investigates issues of sustainability with a global perspective.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ECO 120 – Survey of Economics
Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.
Lecture 2-3 hours.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
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.
3 credits

ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
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.
3 credits