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

This course introduces students to important economic issues which affect an entire economy. Students will more comfortably read and understand books, newspapers, and magazines with economic content. Topics include demand and supply theory; gross domestic product determination; 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 economic decision making at the individual firm, consumer and industry level. Topics include demand and supply theory; elasticity; 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. Topics include the origin and nature of money, the development and functions of commercial banking and other financial industries, the Federal Reserve 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 classical 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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST