Financial Accounting Prncpls
Theory and practice of accounting as applied to the corporate form of business organization. Analysis of business transactions, valuation of assets and liabilities, determination of income, and preparation and interpretation of financial statements.
Intro to Finance & Markets
Introduction to financial markets analyzing the sources and costs of funds available as well as factors affecting their allocation.
Consideration of personal income, expenditures, borrowing, savings and investments. May not fulfill a major requirement for majors offered within Economics.
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to the essential concepts of economic analysis and implications for public policy. Emphasis on examining the operation of markets in both a macro and micro setting. Topics include: inflation, unemployment and monetary policy as well as consumer behavior, the operation of business firms, and supply and demand. Offerings at other institutions are not typically considered equivalent to this course unless they provide thorough coverage of topics introduced in both macro and microeconomics.
Money and Banking
Institutional and historical study of the nation's monetary system, including definition of money, an overview of the financial markets, activities of the banking system, non-bank intermediaries, and central banking. Analysis of effects of money and finance on output, prices, and economic growth.
Using tools of economics to examine the health services industry. Influences of government on supply and demand for services and development of private and public insurance products are examined, as are interactions among medical technology, demand, and insurance. Additional topics include: managed care, international comparisons, and current reform proposals.
In consultation with an economics faculty sponsor, students develop internships, identify objectives, read literature, complete a writing assignments related to their internship, and submit reflective summaries of their activities. This course MUST be enrolled pass-fail and will not contribute to the economics or mathematics-economics major.
Scams, Ponzi schemes, and market bubbles remind us that otherwise intelligent" people often make irrational decisions. An examination of the historical episodes of such behavior and the recent housing bubble as a means of introducing students to behavioral economics."
Students develop objectives with faculty and the on-site supervisor, write a report of their activities, read professional literature related to their internship experiences, attend a weekly seminar to discuss their activities and offer a written and oral summary of their activites at the conclusion of the internship. This class may be enrolled only once and may NOT be enrolled through the pass-no pass grading option. Variable credit.
Survey of European Issues
Survey of history, politics, economics, and culture of the European continent. Content will include appropriate readings, guest lectures by European experts, structured group travel to selected sites, and independent travel assignments. Open only to students participating in the Brussels travel study program.
Survey of Scottish Issues
Survey of history, politics, economics, and culture of Scotland. Including appropriate readings, guest lectures, structured group travel to selected sites, and independent assignments. Open only to students participating in the Edinburgh travel study program.
Internship with non-U.S. legislative body, NGO, or private company while participating in a faculty led study away program. Weekly meetings and assignments appropriate to the location and specific program. If placement is appropriate, the faculty director may be able to arrange credit in the student's major department.
Internship in a European Union institution or related organization with appropriate academic perspectives.