Fall Semester

ECON 1740 Economics of US History
Satisfies American government requirement of General Education. History from colonial times to present. Coverage of U.S. Constitution; national economy; pluralism; ethnicity, race, gender; distribution of wealth and power; social conflict and reform; entrepreneurs, workers, workplace; cultural encounters; popular culture; and U.S. and global affairs.

ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics 
Introduces measurements of national economic performances: GDP, and interest, inflation and unemployment rates. Develops a model to describe the economic situation, and to present the options available to policy makers. Discusses the institutions and constraints that frame policy. International economic issues and the relation of the U.S. economy to the global economy are then examined.

ECON 3700 Sports Economics
The study of sports economics is specifically an application of microeconomic theory and empirical analysis. By focusing on sports, students can see how the toolkit of economics can be applied to a subject the student already finds interesting. The study of sports economics also sheds light upon a host of important topics, including how to measure the productivity of a worker, whether or not workers are paid a wage consistent with their economic value, the impact of labor unions, racial discrimination, and the efficacy of public subsidies.

Spring Semester

ECON 1740 Economics of US History
Satisfies American government requirement of General Education. History from colonial times to present. Coverage of U.S. Constitution; national economy; pluralism; ethnicity, race, gender; distribution of wealth and power; social conflict and reform; entrepreneurs, workers, workplace; cultural encounters; popular culture; and U.S. and global affairs.

ECON 3230 Gender Economics
This course seeks to explain the many roles women play in the economy and how those are different (and similar) to the roles played by men. We begin with the important role inclusiveness plays in the economic growth of a nation. We then move to a discussion of the history and present reality of gender bias. This will be followed by a discussion of the theory of economic discrimination, which will then be applied to the discussion of outcomes observed with respect to education, employment, and wages. The course will then discuss “non-market” outcomes related to the economics of the family. Topics included in this section of the course include marriage and divorce, how household tasks are allocated by women and men, and teen pregnancy.

ECON 4950 Senior Seminar
A capstone course requiring the completion of a major project. The course covers research tools and methodology, and guides students through the process of economic research and problem analysis


Other Courses Taught

Principles of Microeconomics 
Intermediate Macroeconomics 
Intermediate Microeconomics 
Money and Banking Managerial Economics (undergraduate/MBA) 
International Trade
Industrial Organization
Labor Economics 
Introduction to Political Economy
History of Economic Thought 
Introduction to Econometrics 
Economics of Religion
Federal Reserve (course examining history and functions of Federal Reserve with special attention on 2008 recession)