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In this course, students will discuss current micro and macro economic issues in an intuitive, non-mathematical format. A wide range of topics are covered with an emphasis on the global economy. This course satisfies the Humanities and Social Sciences Global Awareness requirement and is open to all students.
This course is an introduction to financial planning and consumer practices. Topics include: money management, investments, tax planning, estate planning, insurance, real estate, and the purchasing and financing of consumer goods and services.
This course covers various causes of poverty in the U.S. (relative poverty) and in developing nations (absolute poverty), as well as policies, programs, and proposals for improvement. Inequality, stratification, and discrimination are also addressed. This course satisfies the Humanities and Social Sciences Global Awareness requirement and is open to all students.
This course is an introduction to the forces that shape overall economic activity and determine productivity, standards of living, economic growth, employment, inflation, interest rates, and business cycles. Prerequisite: MAT 087/088 or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to microeconomic theory and applications, stressing consumer and producer behavior, price determination, trade, market structures, markets for factors of production, market failure, government failure, and international issues. Prerequisite: Math 087/088 or equivalent.
A study of the nature and function of money and finance, this course outlines the institutional framework of the American financial system and describes and explains the special roles played within the system by financial institutions and markets. Topics include the risk and term structure of interest rates, debt and equity markets, financial structure, financial crisis, financial regulation, financial derivatives, and foreign exchange markets. Prerequisite: MAT 087 or 088 or equivalent.
This course examines the relationship between risk and return, asset allocation, portfolio theory, and investment vehicles including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and futures. Prerequisite: MAT 087/088 or equivalent.