Courses Offered

 

Economics

 

ECON1303 Consumer Economics

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with consumer issues and make direct applications of economic concepts such as supply and demand, business fluctuations and interest rates to consumer tips. Specifically, this course addresses the economic issues involved with purchases of homes, cars, and consumer durables. It explains both monetary and fiscal policy and how consumers are affected by government policy.  Health, auto and life insurance are discussed from theoretical and applied perspectives. Finally, personal investment, savings, retirement goals and vehicles are introduced and discussed.
48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours

ECON2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

An introduction to the principles of macroeconomics.  This course explores Classical, Keynesian and other models in economics.  Emphasis given to national income, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, economic fluctuations and growth.  Other topics include, but are not limited to, introductory international trade and finance, employment, comparative economic systems and economic decision making.
48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours

 

ECON2302 Principles of Microeconomics

An introduction to the principles of microeconomics.  Emphasis given to price theory, income distribution, costs and productions and theory of the firm.  Other topics include, but are not limited to, introductory international trade and finance, employment, comparative economic systems and economic decision making.
48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours

 

Economics 2301 & 2302 meet the General Education Core Curriculum, the General Education for a Transfer-Based Associate Degree Core Curriculum, and is a required course of all business majors at the university level.

 


Government

 

GOVT2304 - Introduction to Political Science

An introductory survey of political science focused on the scope and methods of the field.  Substantive topics in the discipline will include the theoretical foundation of politics, political interaction, political institutions and political systems function.  Comparative methods will be used to examine other systems of government and compare them to the democratic structure of the United States.
48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours

 

GOVT2305 - American, State and Local Government

A survey of the political system of the United States including: the United States Constitution, the three branches of the government; political theory, political parties, interest groups and the media.  This course is required for graduation and teacher certification.

48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours

 

GOVT2306 - Texas State Government

A survey of the state and local political structures of Texas including: the geographical and political environment of Texas, the three branches of state government, the federal system, county and municipal governments, special districts, the Texas Constitution and a comparison of Texas' political system with other states.  This course is required for graduation and teacher certification.

48 lecture hours - 3 credit hours


 

Note: GOVT 2305 & 2306 are taught in the traditional classroom and online. It does not matter which sequence these courses are taken. These courses may be taken simultaneously, but that is not recommended.


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