2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Economics

ECON 111 – 3 Credits
Personal Finance

A study of economic decisions facing individuals in their personal life; includes setting up a budget, consumer credit, buying or renting a home, medical care, life insurance, retirement programs, buying and selling stocks, preparing income tax returns, minimizing taxes, and consumerism. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081

ECON 121 – 3 Credits
Contemporary Economic Issues

Discusses a special topic selected for its contemporary significance such as environmental pollution, poverty, unemployment, inflation, government's economic role, big business and the consumer, the farm problem, and urban economics; generally targets non-business majors.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081

ECON 130 – 3 Credits
Economic History of the United States

Explores America's economic development from the 17th through the 20th century; analyzes selected issues, periods, personalities, or institutions in an effort to understand the nation's changing economic attitudes, values, and development as the world's largest economy. Recommended as essential background for all students in history and business.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

ECON 131 – 3 Credits
Fundamentals of International Economics

Introduces basic elements of international trade theory necessary for an understanding of the relationship of foreign trade to national economic growth; includes the balance of payments problem, tariffs and other trade restrictions, the international monetary system, free trade zones, and international currency markets.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081

ECON 141 – 3 Credits
Development of Economic Systems

Introduces modern economic problems and the development and present status of the institutions created to deal with them; compares developments in the United States, Western Europe, the post-Communist Bloc economies and underdeveloped nations.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081

ECON 163 – 3 Credits
Issues in Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development

ECON 201 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Macro-Economic Principles

Studies the national economy including income, savings, investment, government economic activity, and policy making; explores money and banking, economic growth, international economics, and related current issues and problems. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081

ECON 202 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Micro-Economic Principles

Explores how businesses, households, and sometimes public agencies utilize scarce resources in competitive and noncompetitive environments. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ECON 201 or written permission from department chair required

ECON 220 – 1 Credit
Current Economic Problems

ECON 250 – 3 Credits
Women in the Economy

Examines the changing roles of women and men in the division of labor, paid or unpaid, in the US and other economies; studies the forces determining such changes and the impact of these changes on economic life and on women's position in society. NOTE: Same as WMST 250. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052;and MATH 081 or consent of instructor