Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
ECON 260 Business Statistics
Basic statistical procedures, concepts, and computer applications used in the business world. Descriptive statistics, probability, decision theory, probability distributions, sampling distributions, statistical inference, chi-square analysis, and correlation. Prerequisites: MATH 130, 134, or equivalent, sophomore standing. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ECON 260 Stacey Jones - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 260 Bridget Heidemann - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ECON 260 Krisztina Nagy - Fall 2012
ECON 271 Principles of Economics - Macro
Organization, operation, and control of the American economy in its financial and sociopolitical settings; problems of inflation, unemployment, taxation, the public debt, money, and banking growth. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ECON 271 Oscar Luna - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 271 Dean Peterson - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 271 Meena Rishi - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 271 Erin Vernon - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 271 Nalina Varanasi - Spring 2012
Syllabus: ECON 271 Christina Tapia - Fall 2011
Syllabus: ECON 271 Joseph Phillips - Spring 2011
ECON 272 Principles of Economics - Micro
Operation of the American economy with emphasis on prices, wages, production, and distribution of income and wealth; problems of the world economy. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ECON 272 Nicholas Huntington-Klein - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 272 Orchi Modhurima - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 272 Katie Fitzpatrick - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 272 Oscar Luna - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 272 Erin Vernon - Winter 2013
Syllabus: ECON 272-02 Gareth Green - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ECON 272-03 Gareth Green - Fall 2012
Syllabus: ECON 272 Brian Kelly - Spring 2012
Syllabus: ECON 272-02 Claus Pörtner - Winter 2012
Syllabus: ECON 272-03 Claus Pörtner - Winter 2012
ECON 310 Quantitative Methods and Applications
A continuation of ECON 260 with particular emphasis on the following topics: regression analysis, analysis of variance, reliability and validity, and linear programming. Major emphasis will be placed on computer applications of the quantitative methods applicable to business functional areas and on the enhancement of the student's communication, analytical, and computer skills. Prerequisite: ECON 260. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ECON 310-01 Vladimir Bejan - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 310-02 Vladimir Bejan - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 310 Teresa Ling - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 310 Claus Pörtner - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 310 Gareth Green - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 310 Stacey Jones - Spring 2013
ECON 325 International Political Economy
Economics and politics of the international system. Trade policy and international gains from trade. Economic and political institutions and economic development. International financial institutions, exchange rates, international financial crises. Pros and cons of globalization. Cross-listed with INST 325. Prerequisite: ECON 271.
Syllabus: ECON 325 Meena Rishi - Fall 2013
ECON 330 International Economic Events and Business Decisions
Develops the economic theory necessary to understand how the international macroeconomy works and influences the behavior and success of business. Emphasis on the impact of international macroeconomic events and how those events affect a firm's ability to compete. Prerequisites: ECON 271. Serves as intermediate macroeconomics course for economics majors and minors. (fall, winter, spring)
Syllabus: ECON 330 Al Cook - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 330 Brooks Robinson - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 330 Vladimir Bejan - Spring 2013
Syllabus: ECON 330 Fred DeKay - Winter 2013
Syllabus: ECON 330 Krisztina Nagy - Spring 2012
ECON 370 American Economic History
A study of the key developments in American economic history; application of economic analysis to historical data and events; development of economic institutions. Prerequisites: ECON 271, 272.
ECON 374 Intermediate Microeconomics
Demand, supply, costs, and market prices under competitive and imperfectly competitive market conditions. Relationships between price and costs; income and its functional distributions in a capitalistic society. Prerequisite: ECON 272, MATH 130 or MATH 134.
Syllabus: ECON 374 Gareth Green - Fall 2013
Syllabus: ECON 374 Brian Kelly - Winter 2013
ECON 375 Asian Development Economics
Introduction to Asia and issues in economic development specific to Asia: "Asia as a myth", conceptualizing Asia; common issues for development in Asia; Asian-style democracy; international relations; autocracy, democracy, and development; policy formulation and reform; institutions and path dependency; NGOs; corruption and governance. Economic issues and problems in Japan, South East Asia, Korea, China and India. The New World Economy and the rise of China and India. Human rights, outsourcing, gender and globalization, and regional economic co-operation. Prerequisite: ECON 271.
Syllabus: ECON 375 Meena Rishi - Winter 2012
ECON 376 Economic Development
Developing nations: agriculture, industry, population, education, technology, exports, imports, capital and savings, unemployment. Trade agreements and foreign aid. Prospects and limits. Prerequisite: ECON 271, 272.
Syllabus: ECON 376 Claus Pörtner - Fall 2013
ECON 378 Financial Markets and Economic Development
Nature, function, and regulation of financial markets in the LDCs. Financial repression and liberalization and their effects; financial instability; connections between monetary policy, fiscal policy, and inflation; microfinance; exchange rate regimes; central banking in the LDCs; secondary financial markets in the LDCs; the LDC Debt Crisis; The Asian financial crisis; globalization and LDC financial markets; international financial institutions and the LDCs. Prerequisites: ECON 271, 272.
Syllabus: ECON 378 Meena Rishi - Winter 2013
ECON 379 Comparative Economic Systems
A study of different market structures: capitalist, market socialist, centrally planned. Process of change and reform in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272.
ECON 386 International Business Enterprise
Examines changes in the international competitive environment and how business should respond to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272. For international business, business economics, and international studies majors; does not fill requirement for economics majors or minors.
ECON 461 Economics of Gender and Family
Examines models of family decision-making and applications, such as marriage, divorce, division of labor and childcare. Analyzes competing explanations for the gender gap in earnings and employment. Considers viewpoints from mainstream economics to feminism. Prerequisite: ECON 272.
Syllabus: ECON 461 Bridget Hiedemann - Fall 2013
ECON 463 Applied Econometrics
Study of the theory and application of econometrics for students who need to understand and use regression, generalized least squares, and simultaneous equations. Prerequisites: MATH 130 or 134; ECON 310.
Syllabus: ECON 463 Bridget Hiedemann - Spring 2013
ECON 465 Law and Economics
Applies economic analysis to the American legal system and particularly to the common law. the analysis considers the economic effects of legal rules, whether and how legal rules should be shaped to reflect economic concerns, and the extent to which the law has evolved towards economically efficient outcomes. The course encourages systematic thinking about moral issues and questions of justice. Prerequisite: ECON 272
Syllabus: ECON 491 "Law and Economics" Brian Kelly - Fall 2011
ECON 468 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Covers the economic analysis related to natural resource use, including depletable and renewable resources. Environmental topics include pollution, preservation, conservation, and development. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272.
Syllabus: ECON 468 Gareth Green - Winter 2013
ECON 470 History of Economic Thought
Major historical developments in economic thought, ancient to contemporary, Christian influence, mercantilism, laissez faire; German and Austrian schools, Marx and socialists; Keynes and neo-Keynesian analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272. Can serve as Senior Synthesis for economics for Economics majors.
Syllabus: ECON 470 Dean Peterson - Spring 2013
ECON 471 Public Finance
Examines justifications for the public sector. Discusses tax and spending activities from the perspective of microeconomic theory. Analyzes the influence of tax and spending programs on household behavior, resource allocation, and the distribution of income. Considers tradeoffs faced by policymakers and the design of public policies. Surveys institutional details of existing federal and state government policies and considers reforms to these policies. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272.
Syllabus: ECON 471 Katie Fitzpatrick - Winter 2012
ECON 472 International Economics
Pattern, organization, and promotion of U.S. and world trade. Trade theories and policies. Exchange rates, balance of payments and the operation of international monetary systems. WTO. European Integration. Multinationals in foreign trade. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272.
Syllabus: ECON 472 Quan V. Le - Fall 2012
ECON 474 Forecasting Business Conditions
This course emphasizes critical analysis of time series data and forecasting reports to understand the value and the shortcomings of forecasting practice. Topics covered include: single and multiple linear regressions, ARMA models, evaluation of forecasts, unit roots and vector autoregression (VAR). Prerequisites: ECON 271, 272 and 310.
Syllabus: ECON 474 Vladimir Bejan - Winter 2013
ECON 475 Market Power and Response (previously Economic Strategy and Market Structure)
Discusses market definition, measurements and determinants of market structure, and the relationship between market structure and market power. Discusses how a single firm can gain and exploit market power. Analyzes rivals’ strategic reactions to market power using game theoretic concepts and tools. Studies roles of information and commitment in reacting to competitive threats or in exploiting competitive opportunities. Considers government response to private market power through economic analysis of antitrust and competition policies. Prerequisites: ECON 271 and 272.
Syllabus: ECON 475 Brian Kelly - Winter 2012
ECON 477 Policy Analysis in International Development
Applied policy analysis for international development: Field research methods, internet data sources, statistical analysis, SWOT analysis, cost-benefit analysis, sector-wide approaches, project management, monitoring and evaluation. Applications include health care policy, environmental policy, education policy, and poverty reduction strategies. Prerequisites: ECON 271, 272, 310.
Syllabus: ECON 477 Claus Pörtner - Winter 2013
ECON 478 Urban/Regional Economics
The causes and consequences of the interdependencies of firms, individuals, households, and governmental units within the constrained space of urban areas. Problems of land, housing, transportation, labor, and public services. Prerequisite: ECON 272.
Syllabus: ECON 478 Katie Fitzpatrick - Fall 2012
ECON 479 Economic Growth
Sources and causes of long run economic growth; factors which have kept some countries from growing. Cross national data on income levels and other measures of economic well-being. Economic models used to explain the growth process. Theoretical and empirical models are used to analyze the impact of government policies on economic growth. Prerequisites: ECON 271, 272.
Syllabus: ECON 479 Quan V. Le - Spring 2013
ECON 489 Senior Research
An advanced course providing the opportunity for students to pursue topics in breadth and depth, and to apply the tools of economic analysis to current issues in national and international economic policy. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and three faculty member committee. Limited to economics majors fulfilling Senior Synthesis requirement. Does not satisfy economics elective for business economics major or economics minor.
ECON 491 - 493 Special Topics Courses
See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (2 - 5 credits)
ECON 494 International Study Tour: Economics
The study of economic and business environment of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
ECON 495 Internships
Open to seniors with an adviser's approval. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)
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ECON 296, 396, 496 Independent Study
(1 - 5 credits)
ECON 497 Directed Reading
(1 - 5 credits)
ECON 498 Directed Research
Supervised individual work. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits)