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ECON-101   Principles of Economics (Macro)
3 Credits (Social and BehavioralSciences Core)

This course introduces  students to important economic issues which  affect an entire economy. Students will more comfortably read and under- stand books, newspapers, and magazines with economic content. Topics include demand and supply theory; gross domestic  product  deter- mination; inflation; unemployment; the role of the government and public choice; fiscal and monetary policy and foreign exchange rates and trade. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

ECON-102   Principles of Economics (Micro)
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

Micro  economics  introduces students to eco- nomic decision making at the individual firm, consumer  and industr y level. Topics  include demand  and supply theor y;  elasticit y;  cost and production functions; profit maximization analysis; government regulation and anti-trust; and international trade. It is not necessary to take ECON-101 prior  to ECON-102. Prerequisite: Eligible  to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)

ECON-201   Money and Banking
3 Credits

Money and Banking provides  an analysis of our monetary  and banking systems and their relationships to the United States Economy. Top- ics include the origin and nature of money, the development and functions of commercial bank- ing and other financial industries, the Federal Reser ve System, and the relationship  between fiscal and monetary policies in our economy. Prerequisite:  ECON-101. (3 hours weekly)

ECON-205   International  Economics
3 Credits (Social and Behavioral Sciences Core)

International Economics provides the student with the foundations of the theory and practice of international trade and finance necessary for understanding the nature and consequences of linking the domestic economy and the world. Topics covered include: introduction to classi- cal and modern international theories of trade; analysis of the economic effects of commercial policies like tariffs and quotas; economics  of custom unions; balance of payments, spot and forward foreign exchange markets and exchange rate systems; balance  of payments problems

and the adjustment mechanisms; flexible  and fixed  exchange rate systems; and international monetary  systems. Prerequisite:  ECON-101. (3 hours weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST