School of Economics

Courses

ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines allocation of resources within an economy. Major topics include interaction of supply and demand in markets, consumer choice, cost structure of firms, and profit maximization for competitive forms as well as firms with market power.

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Not repeatable for credit

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3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines measurement, growth, and fluctuation of aggregate economic activity. Includes national income accounting and explains determination of output, employment, and price level. Also provides an introduction to international economics, money and banking, and economic policy. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

Not repeatable for credit

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3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 203 - Survey of Economic Policy

Level: Credits: 4.0

This course will introduce students to the application of economic principles for a variety of policy-relevant topics covered in more advanced economics classes. Examples of applications may include the analysis of financial and economic crises, mergers, free trade agreements, social security, and unemployment.

ECON 202 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)ECON 201 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 240 - Economics of Health Care Systems

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examine the health care industry from an economic perspective, including demand, cost-benefit analysis, insurance, supply constraints, and the role of the government.

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Not repeatable for credit

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3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 250 - Game Theory and Applications

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Introduces the basic ideas of game theory with a minimum of mathematics; and discuses application to economics, politics, business, behavioral science, philosophy, population biology and engineering.

STAT 201 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 205 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 107 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 260 - Economics of Small Business

Level: Credits: 4.0

Discusses economic topics relevant to the role and varieties of small businesses in industrialized economies, and to government policy with respect to small business.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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2 years 2 weeks ago

ECON 301 - Microeconomics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines theory of the firm and theory of the consumer in a rigorous fashion. Also covers risk and uncertainty, price determination, market failures, and analysis of various government policies.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and (MATH 102 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 121 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 321 - Macroeconomics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Provides an in-depth introduction to dominant theories behind short-run economic fluctuations and long-run economic growth. Employs both mathematical and graphical tools to discuss determination of output, employment, and price level in the aggregate economy. Also covers effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies in dealing with unemployment and inflation.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 301 [Min Grade: C] and (MATH 102 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 121 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 322 - Economics Seminar

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Requires research and writing of a scholarly paper on a topic in economics approved by an appointed faculty adviser. This is a writing intensive course.

ECON 301 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 321 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 326 - Economic Ideas

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Covers the history of economic thought and development of different schools of thinking in economics. This is a writing intensive course.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 330 - Managerial Economics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Covers applied economics relevant for decision-making processes. Emphasizes profit management, demand and cost analysis, pricing, and government policy.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 9 weeks ago

ECON 334 - Public Finance

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

This course explores the role of government in the economy. Students will analyze the rationales for government policies as well as their implications for equity and efficiency. Much of the course will center on current policy issues related to the national debt, Social Security, education, environmental protection and taxation. Both theoretical applications and empirical findings will be discussed.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and (MATH 102 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 121 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 336 - Labor Economics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Develops an understanding of how labor institutions operate to determine wages and employment. Examines alternative policy questions involving unemployment and inflation, collective bargaining, investment in education and training, and other labor-related questions. Requires students to apply theoretical and empirical abilities to research a labor-related issue and improve the ability to think clearly and communicate effectively.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 2 weeks ago

ECON 338 - Industrial Organization

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines observational studies of industries with respect to competitive or non-competitive structure, conduct, and performance. Considers implications of profitability, technological innovation, antitrust policy, and competitiveness in trade. Reviews problems of measurement and sources of data.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and (MATH 102 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 121 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 48 weeks ago

ECON 342 - Economic Development

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Covers topics including driving forces of economic growth, economic planning, income distribution and poverty, labor migration, capital markets and saving, international debt problems and global economic crisis. Emphasizes underlying theories and realities of economic growth and development of less developed economies and emerging economies.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

3 years 48 weeks ago

ECON 348 - Mathematical Economics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Discusses the application of mathematics in economic models, with extensive discussion of economic applications of linear algebra and calculus. Considers implications of the assumptions of maximization of profits and utility. Stresses mathematical models and techniques useful in statistical applications of economics.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and (MATH 102 [Min Grade: C] or MATH 121 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 350 - Applied Econometrics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Applies statistics to economics, with emphasis on the special problems of statistical analysis of economic data, sources of data, and examples of applications and models. Covers forecasting the impacts of changing economic policy and of developments in industrial markets using economic-statistical models. This is a writing intensive course.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C] and STAT 201 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 351 - Resource and Environmental Economics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines the microeconomic and quantitative aspects of markets for both renewable and exhaustible resources, and the interaction between the energy and resource sectors of the economy and between the productive sectors of the economy and the natural environment, with evaluation of major public policy initiatives and issues in these areas.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 360 - Time Series Econometrics

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Introduce time-series econometric models and provide tools for empirical analysis using time-series economic and financial data, with specific emphasis on application and forecasting.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: D] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: D] and ECON 350 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 548 - Mathematical Economics

Level: Credits: 3.0

Discusses the application of mathematics in economic models, with extensive discussion of economic applications of calculus and other mathematical tools. Considers implications of the assumptions of maximization of profits and utility. Stresses mathematical models and techniques useful in theoretical and applied applications of economics.

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Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 550 - Econometrics

Level: Credits: 3.0

Economics 550 is an applied course in econometrics for Masters students. The course covers some statistical tools to understand economic relationships. Economic applications will be discussed and real economic data will be analyzed.

STAT 601 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 610 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 560 - Time Series Econometrics

Level: Credits: 3.0

The objectives of this course are to introduce the students to time series econometric models and to provide them with tools for empirical analysis using time series economic and financial data, with specific emphasis on application and forecasting.

STAT 610 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 550 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 601 - Managerial Economics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Covers demand and cost analysis, pricing policies, and selected topics of economic analysis as they relate to business policies.

BUSN 502 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 610 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 610 - Microeconomics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Covers consumer and producer behavior, responses to price changes, cost functions, and various market structures, including perfect market competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Applies theories to issues in resource markets and international trade.

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Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 614 - Macroeconomics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Provides an in-depth analysis of dominant theories behind short-run economic fluctuations and long-run economic growth. Employs both mathematical and graphical tools to discuss determination of output, employment, and price level in the aggregate economy. Also covers effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies in dealing with unemployment and inflation. Emphasizes the use of theory to understand past and current macroeconomic events.

ECON 548 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 610 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 616 - Pub Fin Cost Benef Analy

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Introduces market failure as a justification for government provision of public goods and regulation. Covers public choice theory and cost-benefit analysis for public expenditure, impact of taxation on efficiency, incidence of taxes, personal and corporate income taxes, and fiscal federalism.

BUSN 502 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 630 - International Economics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Examines the theoretical principles guiding international trade. Emphasizes the gains from trade, exchange rates, and balance-of-payments adjustments.

ECON 601 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 610 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 639 - Applied Industrial Analysis

Level: Credits: 3.0

This course will provide students with the theoretical and empirical tools to determine how markets work and to answer a variety of policy-relevant questions. For each topic, students will use real data and court documents to justify their conclusions, so econometrics is a prerequisite for taking the course.

ECON 610 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 550 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 650 - Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course discusses business strategy in the context of the "game theory" approach to strategic interaction, with additional tools drawn from industrial organization and economic theory. Alternative approaches to pricing strategy, strategic investment, strategies of technological innovation, market entry, and information release; strategy for design of and participation in auctions.

ECON 601 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 610 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 610 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 700 - Economics Seminar

Level: Credits: 3.0

The Economics Seminar is a course designed to give students who have completed the first four quarters of the MS program in economics an opportunity to put what they have learned to work, and gain wider and deeper knowledge of the field, though discussions and writing.

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Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if program is MSECON.

1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 902 - Mathematical Economics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to provide Ph.D. students with a survey of the basic math tools applied in the study of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and related areas such as Finance.

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Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 910 - Advanced Microeconomics I

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course is intended to introduce the student to a rigorous treatment of Microeconomic Theory. Topics include an introduction to choice theory; the representative consumer's utility maximization problem; and the firm's profit maximization problem and choice under certainty.

ECON 902 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 911 - Advanced Microeconomics II

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course is a continuation of Advanced Microeconomics I. Topics to be covered include competitive markets, oligopoly model, adverse selection, signaling, screening, moral hazard, the principle-agent problem and auctions.

ECON 910 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 920 - Advanced Macroeconomics I

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course introduces student to the basic tools and structures used in modern macroeconomic research. The course covers basic general equilibrium models of business cycles and growth including two period models: finite horizon models and infinite horizon models in both discrete and continuous time.

ECON 902 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 921 - Advanced Macroeconomics II

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course introduces students to models and techniques used extensively in macroeconomics. While focusing on tools, the course presents and discusses competing theories of monetary aspects of macroeconomic and short-run fluctuations in a closed economy, with several extensions to the open-economy setting.

ECON 920 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 925 - Macroeconomic Dynamics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course introduces students to advanced methods and current research in Macroeconomics. The course will focus on dynamic macroeconomic models including theory, policy implications and numerical solution methods. Topics will be selected from Growth Theory, DSGE models, Calibration, Labor, Monetary Economics, Search Theory, and Banking and Business Cycles.

ECON 920 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 921 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if classification is PhD.

1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 940 - Econometrics I

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to applied econometric techniques beyond Ordinary Least Squares (OLS). Many of the questions that arise in economics cannot be studies using linear estimation methods. Nonlinear estimation techniques will be presented with emphasis on interesting economic questions that can be analyzed using these methods.

STAT 931 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 941 - Econometrics II

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course examines advanced topics in time-series econometrics and its application to economic/finance research, unit-root tests, bivariate and multivate co-integration relationships, causality and error correction models, vector autoregression models, and the time-varying heteroskedastic behavior of economic and financial data.

ECON 940 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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43 weeks 2 days ago

ECON 942 - Applied Microeconometrics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course provides an advanced, in-depth study of many of the popular techniques used in the analysis of microeconomic data. Topics will include panel data, identification of causal effects, and Generalized Method of Moments estimation. The course will present theoretical models but will stress the implementation of the models to applied settings and the interpretation of the empirical results.

ECON 940 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if classification is PhD.

4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 950 - Industrial Organization I

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to theoretical industrial organization. We will examine how firms interact in markets characterized by imperfect competition.

ECON 911 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 951 - Industrial Organization II

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course introduces the student to research methods in industrial organization. The primary focus is on the use of empirical analysis, although relevant theoretical papers are discussed.

ECON 950 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 959 - Industrial Organization Seminar

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course will be team-taught by Economics faculty members whose research interest lie in the areas of Industrial Organization (theoretical and applied). It will be a continuation of IO-I (theory) and IO-II (applied).

ECON 951 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

ECON 962 - Open Economy Macroeconomics

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course emphasizes macroeconomic issues and policies in an open-economy setting. Topics covered include: monetary and exchange rate regimes, international capital flows, and current issues in international macroeconomic policy.

ECON 920 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 940 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 979 - Open Economy Macro Seminar

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

The objective of the course is to introduce students to current/relevant topics in open economy macroeconomics (OEM) and international finance (IF) and get them started on their own individual research. The course emphasizes international macroeconomic and financial topics in an open-economy setting and relevant international policy issues. The course is organized as a broad-based reading on main issues in OEM/IF and producing and presenting a research paper.

ECON 962 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

ECON 980 - Game Theory

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

This course introduces concepts and tools of game theory as they enter into business and economics research. Topics to be covers include Nash equilibrium, games in extensive form and repeated games, together with critical and scholarly controversies about game theory.

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Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

INTB 200 - International Business

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

This course examines economic, political, legal, and social factors affecting formulation of international business strategy.

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Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 332 - Multinational Corporations

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Discusses the role and function of multinational corporations in the global economy, reasons for their existence, and the impact of market structures on the operations of multinationals. Considers the interactions between multinationals and national authorities, and the international transfer of technology.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

1 year 11 weeks ago

INTB 334 - International Trade

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines major issues in international trade and commercial policy. Uses real-world applications to derive and illustrate models of international trade. Covers rationales and benefits of international trade, protectionism, the political economy of commercial policy, international trade and development, and economic integration and world trade.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 336 - International Money & Finance

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Examines major issues in international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. Develops models of international monetary interdependence and applies them to real-world examples. Covers determinants of interest rates, balance of payments, international macro policy, restructuring the international monetary system, and globalization of financial markets.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 338 - Regional Studies in Economic Policies & Inter

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Study of the industry,trade and macroeconomic trends of a major world region,such as East Asia, Latin America, Europe or the Near East.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: C] and ECON 202 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 440 - Seminar in International Business

Level: UG Credits: 4.00

Writing and discussion on advanced topics relevant to International Business. Content is determined mainly by the interests of the students enrolled at a particular term.

INTB 200 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 620 - Intl Business Mgmt

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Examines decision-making in international business operations, including evaluation of role and policies of the multinational firm. Covers topics including community relations, labor relations, and personnel and financial management.

BUSN 502 [Min Grade: C] or (BUSN 507 [Min Grade: C] and BUSN 508 [Min Grade: C])

Not repeatable for credit

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4 years 19 weeks ago

INTB 790 - Seminar in Intl Business

Level: GR Credits: 3.00

Requires students to present the results of research on the application of theory to contemporary economic, political, and social problems as they affect U.S. business operations abroad. Requires oral presentation and written report of graduate quality.

INTB 620 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 601 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 614 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 630 [Min Grade: C] or ECON 650 [Min Grade: C]

Not repeatable for credit

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1 year 11 weeks ago

INTB I399 - Independent Study in INTB

Level: Credits: 12.0

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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16 weeks 3 days ago

INTB T480 - Special Topics in INTB

Level: Credits: 0.5-12.0

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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16 weeks 3 days ago

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