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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Economics

A concentration in Economics may be established through completion of 36 credits following a standard four-year curriculum of basic and advanced study in macro- and microeconomics analysis and in applied fields of economics such as monetary economics, international economics, public finance, economic development, industrial economics, economic history and labor economics. Studies to develop quantitative competence are a prerequisite.

Concentration Requirements:

Principles of Macroeconomics  3cr
Principles of Microeconomics  3cr
Money and Financial Institutions  3cr
International Economics  3cr
Intermediate Macroeconomics  3cr
Intermediate Microeconomics or Managerial Economics                                                             3cr

Electives in Economics:

History of Economic Thought

Labor Economics

Public Finance

Financial Economics

Comparative Economics

Economics of Health Care

Economics of Third World Countries

Economics of Poverty

Economic Development

 15cr
Capstone  3cr

 

Prerequisite:

Statistics

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Economics will be able to:

  1. explain how market systems function, including supply and demand, resource allocation, government regulation effects, and the influence of global factors;
  2. discuss the effects of fiscal and monetary policy;
  3. explain how financial institutions function, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. banking system, and international influences;
  4. recognize the factors causing inflation, unemployment, growth, and recession;
  5. explain industry structure and organization;
  6. explain global economic concepts; including international trade, balance of payments and foreign currency exchange;
  7. critically explain the complex interrelationships among economic factors;
  8. use quantitative skills for economic problem solving;
  9. apply communication skills directly related to economics terminology; and
  10. analyze economic policies and contribute to public discussions of economic issues.