Economics

Schneider 476
715-836-5743
www.uwec.edu/econ

The Economics Department offers graduate-level course work but no graduate degree programs.

Graduate Faculty

Rose-Marie Avin, Ph.D.
Wayne Carroll, Ph.D.
Maria DaCosta, Ph.D.
Eric M. Jamelske, Ph.D.
Thomas A. Kemp, Ph.D. (Chair)
Yan Li, Ph.D.
David Schaffer, Ph.D.
 

No graduate degree programs offered.

All 500- and 600-level graduate courses include requirements or assignments which differentiate them from their companionate 300- and 400-level undergraduate offerings. Students who have taken a course at the 300- or 400-level may not include that course at the 500- or 600-level in a graduate program, except in the case of special topics courses when the topic is not the same as that taken at the undergraduate level.

ECON 503 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 303. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Application of economic analysis to consumer behavior, production decisions, and resource pricing.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 522 Investments (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 104

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 322. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Relationships between investments and the economy, risks, characteristics of securities, securities markets.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 525 Public Economics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 325. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Revenues and expenditures of different units of government and public debt.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 531 Government and Business (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 331. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Market structures and institutions influencing relations between business and government.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 535 Labor Economics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 335. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Wage theories, the labor market, employment and training policy, the unemployment problem, the economic effect of collective bargaining, the labor movement, and labor law.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 555 Economic Development (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104.

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 355. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Focuses on the economies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Helps develop an historical, institutional, and economic framework for critically understanding social and economic realities in these regions.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 557 Women and Economic Development (3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 357 and WMNS 357/WMNS 557. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses. No credit if taken after WMNS 480 in summer of 2001.

Provides economic, institutional, and feminist frameworks for understanding socio-economic realities of women in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Topics analyzed include changing roles of women in economy and household during the process of economic development.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 695 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ECON 495.

Course projects will be structured to fit the needs, interests, and goals of the participants.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

ECON 703 Microeconomics Foundation (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit. No credit if taken after ECON 103.

Concentrated introduction to microeconomic theory for graduate students with previous business experience. Online course offered fall and spring plus some summers.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 704 Macroeconomics Foundation (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

• Not for MBA degree credit. No credit if taken after ECON 104.

Concentrated introduction to macroeconomic theory for graduate students with previous business experience. Online course offered fall and spring plus some summers.

Attributes: Higher Cost Per Credit

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 710 Managerial Economics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to MBA students.

Presentation and analysis of modern decision-making models for managerial decisions relating to economic variables.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 745 Basic Economic Principles Applied to Current Problems (3 crs)

• Teacher K-12

Workshop introduces teachers to application of economic theories to current economic issues.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ECON 793 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

ECON 795 Research Paper (1-2 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: PR Only Grade Basis

ECON 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

ECON 799 Thesis (1-6 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Full-time equivalent.

A description of acceptable topics and the precise nature of the thesis requirement is provided in the departmental program descriptions.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: PR Only Grade Basis