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Course Schedule for ECONOMICS - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4156 ECON-101-01 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Schneider, Arthur TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4157 ECON-101-02 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Ramirez, Miguel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4158 ECON-101-03 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Szembrot, Nichole TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4159 ECON-101-04 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Szembrot, Nichole TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4326 ECON-101-05 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Clark, Carol TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4657 ECON-101-06 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Helming, Troy MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
5005 ECON-101-07 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Helming, Troy MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
5191 ECON-101-08 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Clark, Carol TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
5008 ECON-103-01 Fundamentals of Accounting 1.00 LEC O'Connor, F. W: 6:45PM-9:15PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Senior economics and coordinate majors have first choice for enrollment, then junior economics and coordinate majors, then sophomores. Senior and junior non-majors need permission of instructor.
  A review of accounting concepts and procedures, with particular emphasis on the reasoning behind methods of measuring and recording such items as depreciation and revenues. The implications of accounting theory and practice for the measurement of income and financial positions are investigated.
5179 ECON-202-01 Cont Macroeconomic Issues 1.00 LEC Jung, Samuel TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  Is all well with modern macroeconomics? Recent events have raised many questions for macroeconomists about the way the economy works and the design of macroeconomic policy. This course examines a variety of contemporary macroeconomic issues from competing theoretical perspectives. Topics include: spending versus thrift and macroeconomic performance; the role of fiscal policy in a recession; the short and long term consequences of bailouts; and the role of money and finance in the economy.
5180 ECON-203-01 Hist of Macroeconomic Crises 1.00 LEC Jung, Samuel TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course provides an historical perspective on financial crises, including the most recent global crisis, Japan and Sweden’s post-real estate bubble experiences in the 1990’s, The Asian currency crises, the S&L crisis in the 1980’s, the oil crisis of the 1970’s, the Great Depression, and earlier episodes. In particular, we will focus on commonalities between the events in both their causes, and the nature of the aftermath, including issues of debt and asset prices, and the various policy responses. Supplemental reading materials will include Kindleberger’s “Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises”, Reinhart and Rogoff’s “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”, Shiller’s “Irrational Exuberance”, and Koo’s “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession.”
4615 ECON-210-01 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course will study the contemporary micro issues using the tools of micro economic analysis. The course will examine important economic and social policy issues in the U.S., the role of government in designing economic policy and its impact on individuals. Topics include: investment in human capital; education, earnings and the job market discrimination; income inequality, poverty and social security; health and risky behaviors, heath care provision and the impact of insurance; environment and the problem of pollution.
5009 ECON-214-01 Bus & Entrepreneur Hist 1.00 LEC Gunderson, Gerald MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  The evolution of business structures and practices, primarily in the American experience. Changes in such aspects of management, finance, marketing, and information are considered. Special attention is given to the role of entrepreneurs and conditions which may have influenced their creative efforts. Both an analytical approach and case studies are employed.
4576 ECON-218-01 Intro to Stats for Econ 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 or permission of instructor.
  This course is designed to familiarize students with common statistical methods used in economics. Topics will include the presentation of data, descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. This course may be used as a substitute for Mathematics 207 Statistical Data Analysis. Students may not earn Economics major credit for both Mathematics 207 and Economics 218 (formerly Economics 109). This course and Mathematics 207 serve as equivalent prerequisites for Economics 318L Basic Econometrics.
4834 ECON-243-01 Fin Markets Institutions 1.00 LEC Hoag, Christopher TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  The purpose of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the role of financial institutions (intermediaries) and financial markets in facilitating the flow of funds between those who supply funds and those who demand funds. Topics include the role of banks, other financial institutions, and financial markets in this process. Special attention is also given to the European Monetary Union and other aspects of the international financial system.
4088 ECON-301-01 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2017 and 2018 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
4089 ECON-301-02 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2017 and 2018 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
4090 ECON-302-01 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Zannoni, Diane MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2018 and 2019 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
4091 ECON-302-02 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Zannoni, Diane MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2018 and 2019 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
5006 ECON-302-03 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Zannoni, Diane MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2018 and 2019 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
4639 ECON-307-01 Health Economics 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  This course will study the characteristics of the U.S. health care system and the functioning of the health care market using the tools of microeconomic theory. The aim of the course will be to discuss specific topics in the economics of health, including: the analysis of the causes of health-related behaviors such as obesity and substance abuse; the characteristics of the health care industry and how it is affected by insurance and medical technology; and the impact of government policies on health related behaviors and the provision of medical care. The role of preventive measures and the efficient use of limited healthcare resources will be examined in light of the recent health care reform and in light of their broader implications for public policy.
4616 ECON-308-01 Industrial Organization 1.00 LEC Schneider, Arthur TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301. (Calculus is recommended, but not required)
  The course is divided into two parts. The first part consists of an examination of the structure of American industry including a critical analysis of the empirical evidence underlying the extent of competition, oligopoly, and monopoly within the United States. Comparisons are made with other industrialized nations and a number of specific industries are examined in detail. The second part of the course consists of an examination of public policy toward monopoly with specific emphasis on regulation and antitrust policies.
5125 ECON-312-01 Mathematical Economics 1.00 LEC McMillen, Stanley MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302, and a C- or better in Mathematics 126 or Mathematics 131.
  This course is designed to introduce students to the application of mathematical concepts and techniques to economic problems and economic theory.
4411 ECON-316-01 International Finance 1.00 LEC Ramirez, Miguel WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course examines the major theoretical and policy issues faced by business firms, the government, and individual investors in their international financial transactions. Topics include the following: basic theories of the balance of payments, exchange rates, and the balance of trade; interest rates and interest parity; alternative exchange rate systems; and recent developments in the international money markets.
4533 ECON-318-01 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LEC Stater, Mark TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 218 (formerly 109) or Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
4558 ECON-318-20 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LAB Stater, Mark F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 218 (formerly 109) or Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
5181 ECON-319-01 The Modern Macroeconomy 1.00 LEC Jung, Samuel TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course will examine the current state of the macroeconomy in the United States and the rest of the world. Causes and consequences of recent major events (including the great moderation, the financial crisis, and the European sovereign debt crisis) will be discussed. The course will also examine new features of the economy, such as jobless recoveries and stagnation in industrialized countries, and analyze policy responses to these developments, including quantitative easing by central banks and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Both theoretical and empirical aspects of recent macroeconomic developments will be explored.
5126 ECON-328-01 Appld Econometrics:Micro-econo 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 318.
  Application and extensions of basic econometric tools. Topics include analysis of panel data, maximum likelihood estimation, analysis of discrete and limited response data, analysis of count data, sample selection, and duration of models.
5013 ECON-333-01 Econ of Risk and Investment 1.00 LEC Hoag, Christopher TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in Economics 309.
  The course considers both theoretical and empirical perspectives on risk in the context of portfolios of financial assets. Topics include standard and behavioral theories of risk, pricing risky assets, quantitative analysis of the theory of portfolio selection, and risk management.
5225 ECON-335-01 Computational Macroeconomics 1.00 LEC Woolley, Nicholas MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  The course will cover the theoretical motivation behind "DSGE" models, which are at the center of modern macroeconomic theory. We will discuss the importance of expectations in economics, what it might mean for these expectation to be "rational," and how "stochastic," or random, elements in a model can complicate these concepts. This course will teach how to solve these conceptual problems using computers, using two methods for dealing with these issues: perturbation methods using the Dynare software package and collocation methods using the Carlstrom and Fuerst software package. Both packages are used in contemporary academic research.
5226 ECON-336-01 The Market for Green Goods 1.00 LEC Ahmed, Rasha TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  In many contexts, environmental and social damages can be significantly reduced if consumers substitute towards a greener version of the given products, e.g. organic food, energy efficient appliances, and green diamonds. The course will investigate alternative methods to promote green goods markets. These methods range from regulation to purely voluntary approaches taken by a firm or an entire industry. In addition, the course investigates the role of market competition, technological advances, product labeling and firm image in the development of green markets. The analysis involves the use of microeconomic theory as well as several case studies.
4273 ECON-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 or Economics 302, as appropriate.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4349 ECON-401-01 Ind Study in Quantitative Apps 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 312 or Economics 318
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
4388 ECON-403-01 Senior Thesis Seminar Part II 0.50 SEM Woolley, Nicholas TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in ECON 499 is required.
  This seminar will address the research and thesis writing process and will include workshops on writing, data and library resources. In addition, students will be asked to present preliminary work for discussion to seminar participants, and to participate in three sets of presentations to the Department during the academic year.
5644 ECON-431-32 From Workhouse to Warehouse 1.00 SEM Clark, Carol M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: Please contact Professor Carol Clark at Carol.Clark@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar
  This course will examine the organization of work under capitalism over time and across space.  The aim of the course is to combine a study of the different theoretical perspectives of the firm with a case study approach to firm-level change.  The goal is to develop an appreciation for i) the historical and cultural context within which capitalist production takes place and ii) the role that the social organization of the firm plays in the economic development of capitalist economies. 
4801 ECON-431-37 Topics in Urban Economics 1.00 SEM Ahmed, Rasha TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: This course fulfills part 2 of the WI requirement for ECON majors.
  NOTE: Please contact Rasha Ahmed at rasha.ahmed@trincoll.edu for a PIN to this senior seminar.
  Students will explore selected topics in Urban Economics such as crime, education, social contagion, housing, etc.
5645 ECON-431-58 Behavioral Economics 1.00 SEM Szembrot, Nichole TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This seminar introduces students to behavioral economics, which is a field within economics that applies insights from psychology to improve our understanding of economic phenomena. We will discuss significant theoretical papers that advance our understanding of choice under uncertainty and inter-temporal choice and empirical work that is based on these theories. We will also discuss papers that have used other insights from psychology to study management, finance, health, education, and public policy. Throughout the course, students will read and take turns leading discussions of academic journal articles. Each student will also choose three articles from among those discussed in class or additional related articles and write summaries and evaluations of each article. The final project for the course will be a written research proposal.
5190 ECON-431-59 Drug Policy 1.00 SEM Stater, Mark W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: Please see Professor Stater for a PIN to enroll in this class..
  This course will examine U.S. policy toward narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines. The topics we study will include: current drug policies in the U.S., economic theories and empirical evidence on the determinants of drug use and how drug use affects education, labor market outcomes, and society. We will consider how the enforcement of drug prohibitions affects consumer demand and drug prices, and how it contributes to drug-related violence, property crime, and mass incarceration. We will also consider the costs and benefits of alternative policy reforms such as decriminalization, sentence reduction and modification, and legalization.
5198 ECON-431-63 Economics Analysis of the Law 1.00 SEM Helming, Troy TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: Please see Professor Troy Helming for a PIN to enroll in this class.
  This seminar uses economic analysis to examine the structure and incentives of the legal system. We will discuss a wide variety of theoretical economic papers studying how rational decision makers respond to different incentives in the legal market structure to evaluate the optimal means to maximize social welfare. Topics we will study include: liability rules in tort law, contract enforcement and remedy, property law and involuntary transfers, economic incentives in intellectual property law, the legal process and various topics in criminal law.
4274 ECON-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. Cannot be used for major credit.
4275 ECON-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302.
  NOTE: This course fulfills part two of the writing intensive (WI) requirement for the Economics major.
  Written report and formal presentation of a research project. Open to all senior majors and required of all students who wish to earn honors in Economics. A student who intends to write a thesis must locate a thesis adviser, and must submit a preliminary proposal to the thesis adviser by the last day of classes in the spring semester of the junior year. A final proposal must be submitted to the thesis adviser by final registration in the fall semester of the senior year. Submission date of the thesis is the third Thursday following Spring Recess. Seniors who undertake Economics 498-99 will be excused from Economics 331, Studies in Social Policies and Economic Research. In addition to the final proposal, submission of the special registration form available in the Registrar's Office and the approval of the instructor is required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
4579 MATH-131-01 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Ray, Allie MWF: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  The real number system, functions and graphs, continuity, derivatives and their applications, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematics, natural science, and computer science majors should begin the Mathematics 131, 132 sequence as soon as possible. Not open to students who have received credit for Mathematics 126 or who have received credit by successful performance on the Advanced Placement Examination of the CEEB (see Catalogue section “Advanced Placement for First-Year Students”).
4737 MATH-131-02 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Kreinbihl, James MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  The real number system, functions and graphs, continuity, derivatives and their applications, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematics, natural science, and computer science majors should begin the Mathematics 131, 132 sequence as soon as possible. Not open to students who have received credit for Mathematics 126 or who have received credit by successful performance on the Advanced Placement Examination of the CEEB (see Catalogue section “Advanced Placement for First-Year Students”).
4386 MATH-207-01 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Skardal, Per Sebastian MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  NOTE: Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Math placement exam.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
4509 MATH-207-02 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Khyat, Toufik MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
4939 MATH-207-03 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Khyat, Toufik MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
5800 MATH-207-04 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Kreinbihl, James MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107, 127, or 131.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.