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2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Dance

Courses are designated as DANC in the class schedule.

  
  • DANC 226 - Rhythmic Analysis (3)


    Musical form and structure as it pertains to dance and choreography; musically notating dance rhythms and percussion accompaniment.

    Prerequisites: Dance major, DANC 126 , DANC 212 , DANC 222 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 232 - Jazz II (1-2)


    Intermediate level skills in jazz technique and choreography. May be repeated for a maximum of four units. Requires consented placement test. (4 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: DANC 132 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 242 - Tap Dance II (2)


    Intermediate skills in tap technique and choreography. May be repeated for up to four units. Requires consented placement test. (2 hours activity per unit)

    Prerequisite: DANC 142 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 301 - Dance and Cultural Diversity (3)


    Impact of various dance forms, from primitive time to modern, on diverse cultures. Contributions of immigrants, minorities and women to dance as a personal, social and cultural expression.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • DANC 312 - Ballet III (1-2)


    Classical ballet technique at the second stage of the intermediate level. Complex combinations. Elements of technique and theory. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. (2 hours activity per unit)

    Prerequisites: Dance or Theatre major; DANC 212 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 322 - Modern Dance III (1-2)


    Modern dance technique at an advanced intermediate level. Detailed study of technical theory with emphasis on more complex combinations. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units. (2 hours activity per unit)

    Prerequisites: Dance major, DANC 222 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 323A - Dance Composition (3)


    Choreography and forms of beginning dance composition. Final project required. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: DANC 126 , DANC 226 , DANC 312 , DANC 322 ; junior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 323B - Dance Composition (3)


    Choreography and forms of intermediate dance composition. Final project required. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: Dance major, DANC 323A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 324 - Forces and Figures in Dance (3)


    Dance history from primitive to contemporary times, including historical eras, famous dancers, choreographers and companies.

    Prerequisites: Dance major; DANC 301 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • DANC 325 - Dance Theory and Criticism (3)


    Dance theory and philosophy, choreographic styles, published reviews, critique writing. Fulfills the course requirement for the university upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement for dance majors.

    Prerequisite: DANC 324 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • DANC 336 - Dance for Musical Theatre (3)


    Dance utilized in musical theatre. Ensemble and individual approaches to the style. May be repeated once for credit. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisite: Theatre Musical Theatre concentration BFA major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 371 - African American Concert Dance History (3)


    Production of African derived dance from within American culture. Consideration of the history of dance artists’ biographic and critical theory literature from diverse media. Includes a lab involving choreography and performance of major African American concert dance forms. (DANC 371 and AFAM 371 are the same course)

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.1 or C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 372 - Dance Kinesiology (3)


    Structural aspects of the human body and factors that affect movement in dance.

    Prerequisites: Dance majors; DANC 126 , DANC 212 , DANC 222 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 412 - Ballet IV (1-3)


    Stylization and performance of the advanced level of classical ballet. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 units. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: Dance major; DANC 312 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 422 - Modern Dance IV (1-3)


    Advanced level skills in modern dance. Emphasis on individual techniques. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisites: Dance majors; DANC 322 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 423 - Advanced Dance Composition (3)


    Elements and forms in dance composition. Choreographing dances of concert quality. (6 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: DANC 323A , DANC 323B .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 424 - Dance Pedagogy (2)


    Philosophies, techniques and methods for developing progressions in dance instruction.

    Prerequisites: DANC 323A , DANC 372 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 471 - Creative Dance for Children (3)


    Methods and materials for teaching creative dance to children.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 478A - Performance (2)


    Performing in stage or camera productions. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 10 units. (more than 6 hours activity). (THTR 478A and DANC 478A are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: Dance major.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 479 - Repertory and Performance Techniques (1-3)


    Broadens understanding of the history, theory and practice of concert dance performance. Emphasizes learning repertory and exploring performance techniques. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units. Requires audition. (4 hours activity)

    Prerequisites: DANC 312 , DANC 322 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • DANC 497 - Production and Performance Projects in Dance (1-3)


    Projects that culminate in production or performance. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: Dance major; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • DANC 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Undergraduate research projects. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisites: Dance major; junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required

Early Start English

Courses are designated as ESE in the class schedule.

  
  • ESE 80 - Strategies for Successful College Writing (1)


    This online course teaches strategies for succeeding in college writing. Students prepare and draft an essay, engage in peer review of drafts, revise and edit their essay and use campus resources for writing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ESE 99 - Developmental Writing (3)


    An intensive course in basic writing skills that prepares students for English 101. Degree credit is not awarded. ENGL 99 and ESE 99 are the same course. Restricted to Early Start students.

    Student has English Level 2 or milestone not completed Level 1 or milestone not completed.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESE 100 - Analytical College Writing (3)


    Students will learn to express ideas effectively in well-developed, focused essays that support arguments with relevant and adequate evidence, and use the style and conventions of standard academic prose. ESE 100 and ENGL 100 are the same course. Restricted to Early Start students.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESE 100W - Analytical College Writing Workshop (1)


    With tutorial, computer, and classroom activities, serves as the corequisite of ESE 100. As such, seeks to improve students’ ability to compose analytical college essays. ESE 100W and ENGL 100W are the same course. Restricted to Early Start students.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESE 101P - Preparatory College Writing (3)


    Practice and instruction in college-level writing. Writing, revision, grammar, rhetorical and research skills necessary for success in ENGL 101. Enrollment determined by appropriate placement assessment. (ENGL 101P and ESE 101P are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit


Early Start Mathematics

Courses are designated as ESM in the class schedule.

  
  • ESM 10S - Mathematics For Liberal Arts Supplement (1)


    Order of operations, calculator functions, fractions, percent, linear equations, inequalities, quadratics, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series. Degree credit not awarded. (MATH 10S and ESM 10S are the same course.)

    Corequisite: ESM 110  /MATH 110 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 20 - Intermediate Algebra Preparation (1)


    Absolute values and inequalities, exponents, solving equations, linear functions. Satisfies the early Start requirement, but does not advance a student in their remediation requirements. Degree credit is not awarded for this course. Offered online only.

    Prerequisite: First-time freshmen who are required by Early Start Program to begin remediation during first summer term.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 20S - Elementary Statistics Supplement (1)


    Order of operations, mathematical expressions and functions. Conversion between fractions, proportions, decimals, percentages and probabilities. Average rate of change, equation of a line and intersection of two lines. Mathematical and statistical word problems. Data entry and use of statistical software. (MATH 20S and ESM 20S are the same course.)

    Corequisite: ESM 120  /MATH 120 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 30A - Intermediate Algebra-ILE (3)


    Equations and inequalities, algebraic expressions, functions, including polynomial functions. Degree credit is not awarded for this course. Successful completion meets Early Start Program requirements.

    Prerequisite: First-time freshmen who have a score of 30 or below on the ELM exam and are required by the Early Start Program to begin remediation in the first summer term.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 40 - Intermediate Algebra (3)


    Polynomial, rational and radical expressions and equations; rational exponents; solutions and graphs of linear, quadratic and rational inequalities; systems of linear equations; operations, inverses and graphs of functions. Degree credit is not awarded for this course. Successful completion meets Early Start Program requirements. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

    Prerequisite: A score of 32-48 on the ELM exam.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 45 - Intermediate Algebra Minicourse (1)


    For students who have taken but not passed the ELM exam. Linear equations, polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions, quadratic formulas, exponential functions and logarithmic functions. Degree credit is not awarded for this course. Successful completion satisfies the ELM requirement. Offered online only.

    Prerequisite: Score of 36-48 on the ELM exam.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 110 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students (3)


    Survey of traditional and contemporary topics in mathematics, such as elementary logic, counting techniques, probability, statistics, and the mathematics of the social sciences. For non-science majors.

    Corequisite: ESM 10S  /MATH 10S .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 115A - College Algebra (A) (3)


    First semester of a two-semester sequence for students planning to take calculus who are not MATH/QR ready. Linear and quadratic equations with additional focus on foundation-level mathematics to support algebraic properties of linear and quadratic functions, graphs and applications. (MATH 115A and ESM 115A are the same course).

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ESM 115B - College Algebra (B) (3)


    Second of a two-semester sequence for students planning to take calculus who are not MATH/QR ready. Equations, inequalities and systems of equations. Properties of functions, including polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, with and their properties and applications. (MATH 115B and ESM 115B are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: ESM 115A  with a C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ESM 120 - Elementary Statistics (3)


    Explore and analyze data with real-world applications. Design surveys and experiments. Graphical and numerical summaries. Correlation, regression and analysis of contingency tables. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing via simulation and using normal, t, chi-squared distributions.

    Corequisite: ESM 20S  /MATH 20S .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit


Economics

Courses are designated as ECON in the class schedule.

  
  • ECON 100 - The Economic Environment (3)


    Application of economics to the problems of unemployment and inflation, the distribution of income, competition and monopoly, the role of government in the economy, other policy issues. Not open to pre-business, business administration majors or minors, economics majors or minors or international business majors.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)


    Principles of individual consumer and producer decision-making in various market structures, the price system, market performance and government policy.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)


    Principles of macroeconomics analysis and policy, unemployment and inflation, financial institutions, international trade, economic growth, comparative systems.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 305 - Economics, Causality, and Analytics (3)


    Modern economic analysis, which centers around causal inference - how X causes Y. How economists and social scientists identify causal effects without experiments, how to diagram causality and how to implement casual methods using R.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100, ECON 201 or ECON 202

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 310 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3)


    Rational decision-making behavior of consumers and firms, price and output determination in markets. Primarily for economics majors, but open to all students who qualify. May not receive credit for both ECON 310 and ECON 315

    Prerequisites: ECON 201 , ECON 202 , MATH 130  /MATH 135  /MATH 150A ; or completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Business or Economics.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 315 - Intermediate Business Microeconomics (3)


    Business decisions in alternative market structures with special emphasis on problem solving in a business context using economic concepts and methods. Not open to economics majors. May not receive credit for both ECON 310 and ECON 315.

    Prerequisites: ECON 201 , ECON 202 , MATH 130  /MATH 135  /MATH 150A ; or completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Business or Economics. Corequisites: BUAD 301 , ISDS 361A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 320 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3)


    Determinants of the level of national income, employment and prices, and monetary and fiscal policies.

    Prerequisites: ECON 201 , ECON 202 ; MATH 135 , MATH 130  or MATH 150A . Corequisites: BUAD 301 , ISDS 361A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 330 - Comparative Economic Systems (3)


    Alternative economic systems; their theoretical foundations, actual economic institutions, and achievements and failures. Contrast between socialist and capitalist systems.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 332 - Economies of the Pacific Rim (3)


    Dimensions of industrialization, agriculture, investment, human resources and trade in economies of the Far East (including Japan and China), India and related nations of the Pacific Rim.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 333 - Economic Development: Analysis and Case Studies (3)


    Processes of economic growth with references to developing areas. Capital formation, resource allocation, relation to the world economy, economic planning and institutional factors, with case studies. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 334 - Economics of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)


    Regional economic problems within an international context: dependence, industrialization and the international corporation; agriculture; regional cooperation; inflation; trade and debt problems.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 335 - The International Economy (3)


    Theory, practice and institutions of the international economy. International trade and investment, effects of trade policies, trade blocs, balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, short-run and long-run determinants of exchange rates.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 336 - Economies of the Middle East (3)


    Economic circumstances and challenges in the Middle East. Topics include population and education, dependence on oil exports, state control of the economy, and the potential for economic growth and stability in the region.

    Prerequisites: ECON 100 ; or ECON 201 , ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 340 - Economic Research Methods (3)


    Basics of applied economic research. How to access existing economic knowledge, locate and compile economic data, and analyze economic problems using theory and quantitative methods.

    Prerequisites: ECON 201 , ECON 202 , ISDS 361A .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 350 - American Economic History (3)


    Development of American economic institutions; economic problems, economic growth and economic welfare.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100 , ECON 201  or ECON 202 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 355 - Economics of Gender and Work (3)


    Economic analysis of demographic trends and changing gender roles and experiences in paid and unpaid work, education, earnings and market discrimination using economic theory. International comparisons. (ECON 355 and WGST 355 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. category D.1, junior or senior standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 361 - Urban Economics (3)


    Theory and analysis of the urban economy, urban economic problems and policy.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100  or ECON 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 362 - Environmental Economics (3)


    Economic analysis of environmental problems and related issues: externalities, property rights, social costs and benefits, user cost, rent and decision making under uncertainty.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100  or ECON 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 410 - Industrial Organization (3)


    Business organization, conduct and performance; rationale and impact of public policy on business and business activities, including the regulated industries, sick industries and antitrust policy.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 411 - International Trade (3)


    Theories of international trade. Gains from trade, effects of tariff and non-tariff barriers, and conduct of commercial policy. Balance of payments, the theories of exchange rate determination and other international economic issues.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 412 - Labor Economics (3)


    Labor supply and demand, labor force participation, employment, unemployment, human capital, wage differentials, disadvantaged labor market groups, discrimination and wage-related income transfers.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 413 - Law and Economics (3)


    Economic analysis of the common law - property, contract and tort - focusing on the use of microeconomic theory to study the economic efficiency characteristics and effects of these laws. Analyze specific legal cases.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 415 - Economics of Health (3)


    Application of economic reasoning to the analyses of health-related issues, markets, practice, education, research and policy within social and political contexts.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 416 - Benefit Cost and Microeconomic Policy Analysis (3)


    Application of economic models to public policy. Cost-Benefit analysis of public projects. Estimation of benefits and costs in a market economy. Concepts of economic welfare, efficiency, and equity. Applications to selected policy areas.

    Prerequisite: ECON 201  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 417 - Public Finance (3)


    Government finance at the federal, state and local levels; impact of taxation and spending on resource allocation, income distribution, stabilization and growth.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 418 - Behavioral Economics (3)


    Integrates insights from psychology into economic models. Review evidence of violations of standard economic assumptions, learn theories that can explain those violations and apply them to real-world examples.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 419 - Economics of the Education System (3)


    Use the tools of economics to study the educational system of the United States and other developed countries. Largely a literature class; will read heavily from the published empirical work. ECON 440 is recommended.

    Prerequisite: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 420 - Money and Banking (3)


    Money supply process and impact of monetary policy on economic activity.

    Prerequisite: ECON 320  or ECON 521 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 421 - Monetary and Fiscal Policy (3)


    Techniques of monetary and fiscal policy and their relative roles in promoting economic stability and growth.

    Prerequisite: ECON 320  or ECON 521 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 431 - International Macroeconomics and Growth (3)


    Macroeconomic analysis of the open economy: impact of stabilization policies in a global economy, role of the balance of payments, international monetary system and growth in less developed countries.

    Prerequisite: ECON 320  or ECON 521 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 433 - The Less Developed Countries and the World Economy (3)


    Development and underdevelopment in the poorer countries in the context of a changing international economic order. Neo-classical and political economy approaches. Includes case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 315  or ECON 515 ; ECON 320  or ECON 521 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 440 - Introduction to Econometrics (3)


    Economic measurement: specification and estimation of econometric models; statistical methods in economic research.

    Prerequisites: ECON 340, not CBE pre-major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 441 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3)


    Economic theory from microeconomics and macroeconomics. Content varies; constrained optimization problems and rational decision-making.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310, ECON 315 or ECON 515; MATH 135, MATH 130 or MATH 150A; not CBE pre-major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 450 - History of Economic Thought (3)


    Major schools of thought and of leading individual economists as they influenced economic thought and policy.

    Prerequisite: ECON 100; or ECON 201, ECON 202; not CBE pre-major. Corequisite: BUAD 301.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 462 - Natural Resource Economics (3)


    Concepts and principles in the application of economics to issues in natural resource economics. Issues will include uncertainty and risk in investment, depletion over time, cartelization, the role of technological innovation and government intervention related to fuels, water, land, etc.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310, ECON 315 or ECON 515; not CBE pre-major; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • ECON 490 - Economics Capstone (3)


    Taken in the last semester of studies. Students demonstrate proficiency in economic theory and quantitative methods and the ability to apply those to economic issues, including analyzing news reports, summarizing scholarly journal articles, writing policy and/or conducting original research.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 , ECON 340 ; ECON 440 , ISDS 361B  or a 400-level Economics elective.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • ECON 495 - Internship (1-3)


    Planned and supervised work experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Requires consent of the department internship adviser and one semester in residence at the university.

    Prerequisites: Economics major - BUAD 301 , ISDS 361A , ECON 310  or ECON 320 ; International Business major - ECON 202 , ECON 335 , ISDS 361A ; at least junior standing and 2.5 GPA.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • ECON 496 - Tutorial (1-3)


    Learn through teaching (tutoring) other students enrolled in principles and intermediate economics courses. Consult Student-to-Student Tutorials in this catalog for more information. May not be used to satisfy the elective requirements for the major or concentration in business economics. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. Credit/No Credit only. Requires consent of department chair.

    Prerequisites: Economics major or concentration; BUAD 301 ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; senior standing; 3.0 GPA.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • ECON 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Directed independent inquiry. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. Not open to students on academic probation. Requires consent of department chair.

    Prerequisites: Economics major or concentration; BUAD 301 , ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • ECON 502 - Advanced Microeconomics (3)


    Advanced treatment of decision-making by individuals and firms. Optimal resource allocation in partial and general equilibrium contexts. Topics include choice and preferences, duality, utility maximization, profit maximization, risk and uncertainty, information economics, and market power.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 441 ; Economics graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 503 - Advanced Macroeconomics (3)


    Advanced treatment of long run economic growth models. Short run economic fluctuations and business cycle models. General equilibrium models. Dynamic inter-temporal optimization. Theories of consumption and saving. Models of unemployment and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policy.

    Prerequisites: ECON 320 , ECON 441 ; Economics graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 504 - Advanced Microeconometrics: Causality and Policy Evaluation (3)


    Advanced estimation techniques of microeconomic data and panel data. Treatment Effects. Sample selection. Instrumental variables estimation. Limited dependent variable models. Use of econometric and statistical computer softwares.

    Prerequisites: ECON 440  Economics graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 505 - Advanced Macroeconometrics: Time Series and Forecasting (3)


    Advanced estimation techniques of macroeconomic data. Economic forecasting. Time series econometrics. Stationarity and unit roots. Deterministic and stochastic processes. Vector Autoregressive Analysis. Macroeconomic applications. Use of econometric and statistical computer softwares.

    Prerequisites: ECON 440 , ECON 441 ; Economics graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 506 - Economics of Aging (3)


    Economic consequences of population aging and the economic status of the aged. Income adequacy in old age: dependency, work income, retirement planning, social security, employer-sponsored pensions and financing health care. Economic security today and tomorrow. International comparisons. (AGNG 506 and ECON 506 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: ECON 340 ; Gerontology graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 515 - Microeconomic Perspective for Managers (3)


    Behavior of demand-side consumers and supply side producers. Market structures, such as perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly. Features of firm’s organizational architecture. Game theory. Pricing strategies. Uncertainty and risk. Economics of information.

    Prerequisite: MATH 135 ; or graduate standing except M.A. in Economics students.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 521 - Macroeconomic Perspective for Managers (3)


    National income, inflation and unemployment. Short run economic fluctuations and business cycles. Monetary and fiscal policy. The financial system and financial crises. Open economy, the exchange rate and the trade balance. Macroeconomic policy making. Economic forecasting using macroeconomic indicators. Not open to Economics graduate students or students with credit for ECON 320.

    Prerequisite: CBE graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 528 - Seminar in Financial Economics (3)


    Valuation or corporate liabilities and other securities. Economic decision-making under uncertainty and asset pricing theories are analyzed rigorously. Other topics may include optimal capital structure, the market for corporate control, or macroeconomics aspects of finance. (FIN 528 and ECON 528 are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 , ECON 440  for Economics M.A. students; ECON 515  or ECON 521 , and ISDS 361A  or ISDS 513  for MBA students.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 529 - Seminar in Monetary Economics (3)


    Advanced treatment of monetary policy issues. Topics may include the relevance of monetary policy, new Keynesian Economics, monetary policy shocks, price rigidities, optimal monetary policy, and monetary policy design.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; or graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 530 - Seminar in Labor Economics (3)


    Advanced treatment of macro or micro labor market issues. Topics may include unemployment, cyclical unemployment, unemployment insurance, labor unions, minimum wage, wages, and the skill premium.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; or graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 531 - Seminar in International Economics (3)


    Advanced treatment of macro or micro international economic issues. Topics may include international trade, trade policy, international finance, currency value, exchange rate regimes, macroeconomics of an open economy, international business cycles, offshoring and foreign direct investment, and globalization issues.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; or graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 532 - Topics in Game Theory (3)


    Advanced treatment of topics in game theory. Topics may include dynamic games and static games. Games of complete information and games of incomplete information. Nash Equilibrium. Auctions. Evolutionary Economics.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310, ECON 441; CBE graduate standing (not pre-MBA).

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 533 - Seminar in Development Economics (3)


    Advanced treatment of macro or micro economic determinants of economic prosperity. Topics may include institutions, geography, culture, globalization, governance, conflict, inequality, corruption. Appropriate techniques used to address the core questions in the field of the deep determinants of economic development.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 ECON 320 ; or graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 534 - Seminar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3)


    Environmental economics and natural resource economics topics, which may include market failures, public goods, environmental goods, policies for pollution, renewable and non-renewable resources, land and sustainability.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310, ECON 320 or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 535 - Seminar in Industrial Organization (3)


    Study firm behaviors under a variety of market structures that deviate from perfect competition and their implications to welfare, which is especially important in anti-trust litigations and policies. Topics include monopolistic pricing, oligopolistic competition, collusion and merger of firms.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310, ECON 320, ECON 441 or graduate standing

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 590 - Seminar in Economic Analysis (3)


    Special topics in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. Different topics in various microeconomic and macroeconomic fields.

    Prerequisites: ECON 310 , ECON 320 ; or graduate standing and not pre-MBA.

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 595 - Current Research in Economics (3)


    Read, present and replicate scholarly research published in peer-reviewed journals covering a variety of topics in economics. Receive guidance as to research methodology, composing a research paper and professional presentation. Attendance at departmental research seminars required.

    Prerequisites: ECON 502 , ECON 503 ; ECON 504  or ECON 505 .

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required
  
  • ECON 598 - Thesis Research (3)


    Selection and approval of topic; outline; methodology; literature survey; data collection and analysis; presentation of results. Award of the grade is contingent upon the completion and acceptance of the thesis.

    Prerequisites: ECON 502 , ECON 503 , ECON 504 ; classified Economics graduate standing. Corequisite: ECON 505 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • ECON 599 - Independent Graduate Research (3)


    Directed advanced independent inquiry. May not be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation. Requires consent of instructor, Department Chair, and the Graduate Studies Committee.

    Prerequisites: ECON 502 , ECON 503 ; ECON 504   or ECON 505 ; Economics graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    Department Consent Required

Education

Courses are designated as CEDU in the class schedule.

  
  • CEDU 100 - Introduction to Learning and Thinking in Science and Math (3)


    Knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for success as a science and mathematics student and life-long learner. Significant reading, writing, and collaborative learning activities emphasizing quantitative reasoning. (CNSM 100 and CEDU 100 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit


Educational Administration

Courses are designated as EDAD in the class schedule. Students who desire only isolated courses from the M.S. amd Ed.D programs are normally denied admission to such courses.

  
  • EDAD 501A - Induction Orientation for the Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (CASC) (2)


    The Clear Administrative Services Credential Program is a job-embedded induction program providing candidates with opportunities to widen their expertise in school leadership. The Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) goals and actions provide for a significant application-of-knowledge component. A post-master’s credential course. Students must have completed their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. California requires administrators to begin their Clear Credential program within 120 days of starting in their position. Credit/No Credit only.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • EDAD 501B - Individualized Induction Planning for the Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (CASC) (2)


    The second course in the EDAD 501 content series, this course focuses on the design and planning of the Individualized Induction Plan (IIP) as well content on organizational and instructional leadership.

    Prerequisite: EDAD 501A .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • EDAD 501C - Individualized Induction Implementation for Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (CASC) (2)


    Third course in the Clear Administrative Services Credential Program. Implement Individualized Induction Plan goals and actions to demonstrate advanced administrative skills.

    Prerequisites: EDAD 501A, EDAD 501B. Corequisite: EDAD 502.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
  
  • EDAD 501D - Individualized Induction Assessment for the Clear Administrative Services Credential Program (CASC) (2)


    Fourth course in the content series for the Clear Administrative Services Credential. Focus on the assessment component of the Individualized Induction Plan.

    Prerequisites: EDAD 501A, EDAD 501B, EDAD 501C. Corequisite: EDAD 502.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.Department Consent Required
 

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