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Graduate Course Descriptions
    CECO 500: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory. Fall, 3 credits

An advanced treatment of theories of aggregate economic analysis; addresses critical questions such as determination of national income, employment, distribution of income, inflation, and cyclical behavior. Prerequisite: CECO 315, or consent.

    CECO 501: Advanced Microeconomic Theory. Spring, 3 credits

Analyzes the theory of consumer behavior and production and the pricing mechanism in competitive and noncompetitive markets. Prerequisite: CECO316, or consent.

    CECO 504: African-American Political Economy. 3 credits

Investigates the economic history on African-Americans; analyzes historical and contemporary impact of economic policies on African-American people. Prerequisite: Principles of Economics or consent.

    CECO 505: Public Finance. 3 credits

Analyzes the effect of government expenditure and taxation on resource alloca­tion, economic stabilization, and income distribution at national, state and local levels. Prerequisite: CECO315 or consent.

    CECO 509: Monetary Theory and Policy. 3 credits

Studies monetary and fiscal policies as mechanisms of aggregate demand management; primary considerations involve the level of prices, interest rate, and aggregate money supply. Prerequisites: CECO500, consent.

    CECO 510: Urban Economics. 3 credits

Explores in detail the structure and growth of urban economy and examines the city as part of the national economy; analyzes theories of decision- making which explain the location of businesses and households within and between urban areas. Prerequisites: CECO316, 369, or consent.

    CECO 511: Seminar / tropics in Urban Economics. 3 credits
    Explores topics such as economic determinants of urban spatial structure, public and private decisions on firms and consumers location choices, and transportation, Prerequisite: CECO510.
    CECO 512: Economic Development. 3 credits

Studies theories of economic development and investigates relevant economic models and analytical tools for analyzing and gaining understanding of development issues; also discusses policies and contemporary problems of developing countries., Prerequisite: CECO324, or consent.

    CECO 513: International Economics. 3 credits

An analysis of theories of international trade, balance of payment problems and. current issues in commercial policy. Prerequisites: CECO315, CECO316, or consent.

    CECO 517: International and Regional Economic Order. Fall, 3 credits

Analyzes global economic and political relations between developed and developing countries. Topics include theories of integration, economic and political cooperation, regional trade and development, and the level of activity within a region. Prerequisite: CECO512, CECO513, or consent.

    CECO 518: Seminar/Topics in Economic Development. 3 credits

Investigates specific issues and approaches to economic development. Analyze international, regional and county-specific research reports utilizing current theoretical and analytical tools. Prerequisite: CECO512 or CECO517.

    CECO 520: Economics for Non majors. 3 credits

Designed to provide students with the fundamental economics background necessary to understand and implement policy. Macro and Micro theories are developed in examining the impacts of markets and government policy on the economy.

    CECO 530: Seminar in Labor Economics. 3 credits

Discusses formal models of labor demand and supply; investigates wage and labor market discrimination, segmented markets, labor processes, and trade union theories. Prerequisites: CECO315 and 316, or CECO365.


CECO 531: Seminar / tropics in Labor Economics.

3 credits

Explores labor-related topics including the theoretical and empirical investigations of equalizing differences in the labor market, investment in human capital. And the problem of imperfect markets. Prerequisite: CECO 530.

    CECO 550: Mathematical Analysis for Economists I. 3 credits

Develops skills that translate economic and business problems and relationships into mathematical terms. Prerequisite: CECO 308, or consent.

    CECO 555: Mathematical Analysis for Economists II. 3 credits

Objective is twofold: 1) to render a systematic exposition of certain basic mathematical methods, and 2) to relate these to various types of economics analysis in such way that the mutual relevance of the two disciplines is exposed. Prerequisite: CECO550.

    CECO 570: Research Methodology. 3 credits

Explores theories and methods of scientific research in economics and related social sciences. Steps for problem identification, formulation of testable and meaningful hypotheses and empirical techniques of analysis are studied. Prerequisite: consent.

    CECO 600: Statistical Analysis for Business and Economists. (Same as CSB 6510). 3 credits

Studies the use and application of descriptive statistics and statistical inference, including probability, sample survey, and simple linear regression models and violations of the basic assumptions. Prerequisite: under­ graduate statistics.

    CECO 601: Econometrics 1. 3 credits

Develops concepts and applications of statistical methods to economic and managerial problems, including multiple regression and forecasting, and simultaneous equations. Prerequisite: CECO600 or consent.

    CECO 602: Econometrics II. 3 credits

Studies the construction, estimation and testing of economic models.  Prerequisite: CECO601.

    CECO 801: Thesis Research. Fall, Spring, Summer, 3 credits

Designed to assist students in the development and writing of the thesis.

    CECO 805: Thesis Consultation. 3 credits

For students who are in the final stage of their thesis writing, which requires minimal supervision and assistance.


Advanced Undergraduate Courses

3 credits
    Approved 400-level courses may be taken for graduate credit (Le. in addition to the Requirements for Graduation):