Santa Clara University

Economics - Undergraduate

  • 1
    Principles of Microeconomics
    Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government policies and regulations affecting markets.
  • 1E
    Principles of Microeconomics
    Special section of ECON 1 emphasizing environmental applications of economics. Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; government policies and regulations affecting markets.
  • 2
    Macroeconomics
    Macroeconomics taken off campus through an affiliated study abroad program.
  • 2
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    Determinants of national income and product in the long run and short run; inflation, unemployment, and business cycles; monetary and fiscal policies; and economic growth. Prerequisite: ECON 1.
  • 3H
    Internat Econ,Develop & Growth:Honors
    Honors section. Analysis of international trade theory and policy, balance-of-payments adjustments and exchange-rate regimes, and economic development. Must be in the University Honors or Leavey Scholars Program, or have permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ECON 2.
  • 3
    International Economics
    International Economics taken off campus through an affiliated study abroad program
  • 3
    International Economics, Development, and Growth
    Analysis of international trade theory and policy, balance-of-payments adjustments and exchange-rate regimes, and economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 2.
  • 41
    Data Analysis & Econometrics
    Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing economic data. Emphasis on applications of multiple regression and establishing causality in observational data. Prerequisite: ECON 1 and 2; MATH 12 or 31; MATH 8 or OMIS 40 or equicalent; Economics majors only, or by permission of instructor. Must enroll simultaneously in ECON 42.
  • 42
    Data Analysis Applications
    Hands-on course obtaining and analyzing data using statistical software, Prerequisite: ECON 1 and 2; MATH 12 or 31; MATH 8 or OMIS 40 or equicalent; Economics majors only or by permission of instructor. Must enroll simultaneously in ECON 41.
  • 61
    Introduction to Stata
    Hands-on course to introduce students to Stata, a powerful statistical program widely used in economic research. Students will learn how to enter and manipulate data, generate basic descriptive statistics and graphs, test simple hypotheses, estimate regressions, and save and document their work.
  • 101
    Resources, Food, and the Environment
    Exploration of relationship among food production, resource use, and the environment. Topics include biotechnology, the green revolution, resource depletion, environmental degradation, and food safety. No prerequisites. Cross listed with MGMT 173.
  • 102
    Special Topics
  • 103
    Special Topics
  • 104
    Special Topics
  • 106I
    Comparative Economic Systems
  • 110
    Natural Resource Economics
  • 111
    Economics of the Environment
    Economic analysis of environmental issues and government policies for environmental protection. Applications to important environmental issues, such as global climate change, water and air pollution, hazardous wastes, biodiversity, and endangered species. Prerequisite: ECON 1 or 1E
  • 113
    Intermediate Microeconomics I
    Theory of rational individual choice and its applications to decision making, consumer demand, and social welfare; and economics of uncertainty and information. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30.
  • 114
    Intermediate Microeconomics II
    Theory of the firm; determination of price and quantity by profit-maximizing firms under different market structures; strategic behavior; general equilibrium; market failure and government policies. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30.
  • 115
    Aggregate Economic Theory
    Macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing modern macroeconomic models for explaining output, employment, and inflation in the short run and long run. Macroeconomic policymaking, including fiscal and monetary policy. Additional prerequisite: MATH 11 or 30.
  • 120
    Economics of the Public Sector
    "Microeconomic analysis of the role of government in the market economy. Supply of public goods and services, government's role in controlling externalities and regulating private industry, and the economics of the political process.
  • 122
    Money & Banking
    Theoretical, institutional, and historical approach to the study of money and banking, with particular emphasis on the relationship between the monetary and banking system and the rest of the economy.
  • 126
    Economics and Law
    Economic analysis of law and legal institutions focusing on the common law areas of property, contracts, and torts.
  • 126S
    Economics and Law
    Economic analysis of law and legal institutions focusing on the common law areas of property, contracts, and torts. Prerequisites: ECON 1 or ECON 1E or ECON 11, and ECON 2 or ECON 13
  • 127
    Public Finance: Taxation
    Analysis of various tax policies and their effect on the economy. Individual income taxes, corporate income taxes, consumption taxes, payroll taxes, state and local taxes, and other alternative forms of taxation. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180
  • 129
    Economic Development
    Causes and consequences of economic growth and poverty in less developed countries; analysis of the role of government policies in economic development. (5 units)
  • 129BF
    Economic Development
    Causes and consequences of economic growth and poverty in less developed countries; analysis of the role of government policies in economic development. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180. Part of study abroad program in Burkina Faso.
  • 130
    Latin American Economic Development
    Examination of the economic development of Latin American countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between economic growth and their social, political, and economic structures. (5 units)
  • 134
    African Economic Development
    Examination of the economic development of sub-Saharan African countries, with particular emphasis on the relationships between economic growth and social, political, and economic structures. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180.
  • 135
    Gender Issues in the Developing World
    Explores the gendered nature of poverty in the developing world, with special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, using applied statistical analysis and economic theory. Additional Prerequisite ECON 113. Cross listed with WGST 121.
  • 136S
    20th Century Economic History
  • 136
    20th-Century Economic History
    The development of the U.S. economy during the 20th century. Topics include the causes and consequences of economic growth, the Great Depression, the rise of government regulation, the changing role of women in the workforce, and the increasing internationalization of markets during the postwar period. Additional prerequisite: ECON 115.
  • 137
    World Economic History
    Development of western and non-western economies since the late nineteenth century. Topics include globalization and economic integration, convergence and divergence in economic growth across countries, international monetary systems, and the impact of alternative policies and institutional regimes on economic performance. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180.
  • 138
    History of Economic Thought
    Origins and evolution of modern economic ideas in their historical and philosophical context. Emphasis on the theories of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Karl Marx, as well as the emergence of modern microeconomics and macroeconomics in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • 139
    American Economic History
    Study of growth and institutional change in the U.S. economy since colonial times. Topics include early industrialization, the economics of slavery, and the rise of large business enterprises and labor unions. (5 units)
  • 150
    Labor Economics
    Study of labor productivity, incomes, and employment, and how these are affected by labor organizations and labor legislation. Additional prerequisites: ECON 113 and OMIS 41 or Econ 41 and 42. (5 units)
  • 152
    Special Topics
  • 155
    Economics of Immigration
    Examines economic impacts of post-1967 immigration to the United States. Topics include determinants of the migration decision, extent of "assimilation" of immigrants into the U.S. educational system and economy, and economic impacts of immigration on natives. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180, and OMIS 41
  • 156
    Real Estate Economics
    Economic analysis of real estate markets, including supply of and demand for land and improvements, legal aspects of real estate ownership and transactions, government regulation and taxation of real estate, and real estate markets in urban and regional economies. ECON 3 or ECON 180. Additional Prerequisite OMIS 41.
  • 160
    The Economics of Poverty and Inequality
    Examines theories and evidence regarding poverty and economic inequality in the United States. Evaluates alternative public policies aimed at combating poverty.
  • 164
    Vocation and Gender: Seeking Meaning in Work and Life
    An interdisciplinary examination of vocation, understood as both a meaningful career and life outside of work. Incorporates theoretical and empirical methods of the disciplines of communication and economics to provide a rich set of tools with which to make discerning decisions on personal vocation. Economic models and empirical studies provide the framework for considering life choices while the field of communication enables analysis of the ways individuals and groups engage in interpersonal, organizational and mediated communication surrounding work/life issues. Junior or Senior Standing. Cross listed with COMM 101A.
  • 165
    Economics and Justice
    Study of theories of economic justice with applications to economic issues and policy. Alternative theories to be considered include utilitarian, libertarian, welfare-economic, egalitarian, feminist, and religious moral perspectives. Topics include poverty and income distribution; economic inequality and mobility by class, gender, and race; the role of government in promoting justice; effects of globalization; and justice under different economic systems. Additional prerequisite: ECON 113.
  • 166
    Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the U.S. Economy
    Analysis of current and historical differences in economic status by race, ethnicity, and gender; theory and evidence of discrimination; role of government policies. Prerequisite: ECON 3; and OMIS 41 or ECON 173 or MATH 123 or AMTH 108 or POLI 170 or PSYC 105 or SOCI 120.
  • 170
    Mathematical Economics I: Static Optimization
    The standard classical models of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory are generalized and reformulated as mathematical systems. The primary goal of the course is to extract empirically testable propositions that would permit testing model veracity. Linear algebra and the tools of calculus including power series, the implicit function theorem, envelope theorems, and duality are used as the basis of analysis. Additional prerequisites: MATH 11, 12, and ECON 113 or 114 or permission of instructor.
  • 171
    Mathematical Economics II: Dynamic Optimization
    The course will discuss the mathematical tools needed to analyze dynamic situations in economics. Topics include calculus of variations, optimal control, and dynamic programming. Applications to optimal growth paths, natural resource allocations, organizational decision making, and stability of economic systems are discussed. Additional prerequisites: ECON 170 or permission of instructor.
  • 172
    Game Theory
    This course introduces game theoretical concepts and tools. Theoretical topics include Nash equilibrium, Sub-game perfection, Bayesian-Nash equilibrium, Harsanyi transformation, commitment, and Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium. Applications to topics such as oligopoly, strategic investment, and agency theory are discussed. Additional Prerequisites: MATH 11, 12, and ECON 113 or 114, or permission of instructor. (5 units)
  • 173
    Econometrics
    Statistical methods to analyze economic data. Estimation and hypothesis testing using multiple regression; time series and cross-section data. Prerequisites: ECON 3 or ECON 180, and MATH 12 or 31, and OMIS 41 or MATH 8
  • 174
    Time Series Analysis
    Methods to forecast and interpret hypotheses about time-varying economic variables. Stationary and nonstationary series; characterizing time series in tractable ways; separating regular (trend and seasonal) and irregular parts of a time series; and examining identification and estimation strategies. Synthesize, present, and evaluate time series analysis to assess credibility. Additional prerequisite: ECON 173, or ECON 41 and ECON 42, or permission of instructor.
  • 180
    International Economics
  • 180
    Special Topics
  • 181
    International Trade
    International Trade taken off campus through an affiliated study abroad program
  • 181
    International Trade
    Analysis of the theories of international trade and strategic interactions; assessment of the empirical patterns of trade; analysis of the political economy of protection, and applications to policies guiding international competition. Additional Prerequisites: ECON 113
  • 182
    Int'l Bus Economics
  • 182
    International Finance & Open Economy Macroeconomics
    Analysis of the monetary aspects of international economics, including the balance of payments, exchange rates and foreign exchange markets, speculative attacks and currency crises, and the implications of international trade and capital flows for macroeconomic activity and policy. Additional Prerequisites: ECON 115
  • 185
    The Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
    The economic determinants and consequences of technological change. Topics include research and development, joint ventures, patents and other intellectual property, university-industry and government industry collaboration, and the relationship between antitrust and other regulatory policies and technological advances. Additional Prerequisites: ECON 114
  • 190
    Economics Seminar
    Seminar on contemporary economic theories and problems. Admission by invitation only. (5 units)
  • 191
    Economics Elective
    Special topics in economic theory history and policy at an advanced level carried out in approved international institutions and programs. This course is repeatable for credit.
  • 194
    Peer Educator
  • 198
    Internship
  • 199L
    Environmental Economics
  • 199
    Independent Study
    Independent projects undertaken by upper-division students with a faculty sponsor. Independent studies are normally permitted only under special circumstances. Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair at least one week prior to registration.
 
 

 


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