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Throughout the class, students will visualize networks and explore course concepts through data
acquired from popular social media websites including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Prerequisites: STA 201 or STA 348. (Social Science)

223. International Economics
Survey of international trade and finance with a theoretical emphasis. Why nations trade, the
theory of protection, and commercial policy. Balance of payments, theories of exchange rate
determination, and international macroeconomic theory and policy. Prerequisites: ECB 101 and
ECB 102. Offered two out of every three years. (Social Science)

225. Money and Banking
The role of financial institutions and financial assets in macroeconomic activity. The stock
market, money markets, monetary policy, money supply and demand, interest rates, inflation,
international financial markets, and the International Monetary Fund. Prerequisites: ECB 101
and STA 201 or STA 348. (Social Science)

243. Investments
This course provides a comprehensive overview of investments from the capital market
investor’s perspective. The primary objective of this course is to introduce the modern portfolio
theory and its applications in investment analysis. The focus of the course is on basic principles
that represent important long-term knowledge. Institutional details and current, potentially
short-living trends are not the focus. Prerequisites: ECB 101 or 102, ECB 151, and STA 201 or
STA 348. (Social Science)

251. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course provides an introduction to the study of how business enterprises are created and
revitalized. Included will be an overview of the financial, marketing, organizational, and
managerial tools that entrepreneurs use when shaping an enterprise. In addition, this course
will introduce the topic of social entrepreneurship, in which organizations are created that not
only generate a return for the entrepreneur, but also address significant social problems such as
poverty alleviation or environmental protection.

253. Managerial Accounting
Continuation of ECB 151. Application of accounting data to management decisions.
Prerequisites: ECB 102 and 151. Alternate years.

257. Labor Economics
Exploration of a variety of current issues in labor markets from an economics perspective.
Included among the questions to be addressed in this course are: Why do professional athletes,
rock stars and movie stars earn so much more than the rest of us? What is the economic value of
a college degree? Why do some college majors earn so much more than others? Who pays for
and benefits from on-the-job training? Are workers better off when the government regulates
safety in the workplace? How does discrimination in the labor market affect women, African
Americans and other minorities? Why has union membership fallen so dramatically during the
last 30 years? Who benefits from and who is hurt by increased international competition?
Course activities will include a series of data collection/analysis/presentation projects.
Prerequisites: ECB 101 or 102, and STA 201 or 348. Alternate years. (Social Science)

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