Lower Level Electives

Lower Level Electives

01:220:362 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Lower Level Elective for Major,

Comparative analysis of differing economic systems with emphasis on plan/market comparisons and the nature of transitions in formerly planned economies. Prerequisites: 01:220:102, 103.

01:220:334 Energy Economics (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Lower Level Elective for Major,
  • Minor: Minor in Economics

Economic analysis of energy problems. Critical examination of government energy policies. Prerequisites: 01:220:102, 103.

01:220:327 History of Economic Thought (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Lower Level Elective for Major,
  • Certificate: Certificate in Economic Theory, Minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Historical examination of the major concepts of economic theory. Covers all major traditions within economic thought, with special emphasis on the school of classical political economy. Prerequisites: 01:220:102, 103.

01:220:331 Economics of Crime (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Lower Level Elective for Major,
  • Minor: Minor in Economics
  • Certificate: Certificate in Public Policy Economics, Minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Economic analysis of crime and the criminal justice system, criminal behavior, law enforcement, crime prevention, sentencing, capital punishment, organized crime, and the war on drugs. Prerequisites: 01:220:102, 103.

01:220:311 Methods of Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)

  • Credits: 3

Introduction to theoretical and applied welfare economics. Theories of social welfare; the normative basis for and practical techniques of cost-benefit analysis. Selected applications. Prerequisites: 01:220:102,103 (01:220:311 taken in 2016 or earlier counts as an upper level elective)