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ECO 4641 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course presents an examination of the relationship between political and economic structures. This is accomplished through a historical study from tribal society to the emergence of capitalism.
ECO 4642 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course examines the development of the political and economic structures of capitalism. Topics include commodity exchange, wage labor, profit monopolies, and economic and political crises.
ECO 4643 ECONOMICS: MICROECONOMICS 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
In this course we learn how individuals and other decision-makers, such as consumers, resource owners, business firms, and public institutions, maximize gains and/or minimize losses. The determination of prices, output through supply, and demand in different market organizations will be examined.
ECO 4645 ECONOMICS: MACROECONOMICS 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course studies the major components of the economy such as the household, business, and government. It deals with the aggregate (total) level of output and employment, the level of national income, and the general price index. Private and government investment expenditures as well as imports and exports of goods and services are examined in depth.
ECO 4647 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will study the history of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Latin America and analyze the present structure of economic and political dependence.
ECO 4649 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory course is recommended
Co-requisites: none
The student will study the response of African nations to the problems of Balkanization and economic development, the influence of multinationals, foreign aid, and planning for rapid economic change. The issues of the colonial heritage (including neo-colonialism) and the effects of dependence on foreign markets will be analyzed.
ECO 4653 THE ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory course is recommended
Co-requisites: none
The student will study the history of labor markets, including the role of technology, the development of primary and secondary markets, and the problems of women, minorities, and older workers. Contemporary issues, such as the private and social uses of labor, power in the labor market, reforms, and labor-leisure choices will also be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of these issues on the African and Hispanic populations.
HIS 210 UNITED STATES HISTORY: THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
Major currents in United States history from colonial times to the end of the Civil War are examined in this course. Emphasis is placed on the development of slavery and the abolition movement, the origins and character of the American Revolution, and the experiences of Native Americans, immigrants, and women.
HIS 211 UNITED STATES HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTION TO THE PRESENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course examines major issues in United States history from the Reconstruction Era (1866-76) to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the role of women, labor, immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities in key developments such as urbanization, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Movement.
HIS 250 ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory course
Co-requisites: none
The student will attain an overview of the major currents in European society from the dawn of Greek Civilization to the outbreak of the French Revolution. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the factual material of this historical span with the object of providing the student with a solid background for more advanced liberal arts courses.
HIS 251 MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory course
Co-requisites: none
The student will attain an overview of the basic currents in European society from the French Revolution to the present day, including the development of imperialism and fascism. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the factual material of this historical span to provide the student with a solid background for more advanced liberal arts courses.
SSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This interdisciplinary course examines the nature of the social sciences and the application of social science analysis to a number of contemporary social, political, and economic issues, such as poverty and income distribution, racism, political power, and social change. The student will learn different research methods.
POL 101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course identifies the major institutions of local, state, and national government, their powers, and interrelationships. Emphasis is placed on this country's legal principles as established in the United States Constitution. American Government is designed to enable students to participate effectively in the political process.
POL 102 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory course
Co-requisites: none
The student will analyze and compare the history, concepts, and structure of liberal democracy, fascism, and socialism. Case studies will be used.
POL 107 POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF LATIN AMERICA 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
This course analyzes and compares the history and political structures of capitalism and socialism in Latin America. Case studies include Brazil and Cuba.