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Course Schedule for ECONOMICS - Spring 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4118 ECON-101-01 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Skouloudis,Alexander MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM MC - 213 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4119 ECON-101-02 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Helming,Troy TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - 307 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4120 ECON-101-03 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Stoica,Teodora A. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM LSC - AUD 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4121 ECON-101-04 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Schneider,Arthur M. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 106 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4313 ECON-101-05 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Schneider,Arthur M. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 106 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
5206 ECON-101-06 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Stoica,Teodora A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LSC - AUD 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. 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.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
4040 ECON-103-01 Fundamentals of Accounting 1.00 LEC O'Connor,F. William W: 6:45PM-9:15PM MC - 303 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.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  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.
5195 ECON-202-01 Cont Macroeconomic Issues 1.00 LEC Stoica,Teodora A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - AUD 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.
5067 ECON-210-01 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi,Irena P. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - N217 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.
5068 ECON-210-02 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi,Irena P. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - N217  
  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.
4759 ECON-214-01 Bus & Entrepreneur Hist 1.00 LEC Gunderson,Gerald A. MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM SH - N129 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.
5207 ECON-217-01 Econ of Health & Health Care 1.00 LEC Helming,Troy TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM CT - 210 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  Analysis of the structure of health care markets using economic principles Evaluation of current health care policies and their effects on cost, access and quality. Topics covered include the production of and demand for health and medical care; information asymmetries between patients, doctors, and payers; health insurance coverage; the effects of managed care (including HMOs) on competition, efficiency, and quality; training and practice of physicians; hospitals; prescription drug pricing; government regulations; Medicare and Medicaid; health care reform.
4908 ECON-218-01 Intro to Stats for Econ 1.00 LEC Grossberg,Adam J. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - AUD NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 75
  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.
5242 ECON-220-01 British Economic History 1.00 LEC Woolley,Nicholas TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MECC - 220 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course aims to analyze British history through the lens of economics. The focus will be on modern history, from the age of empire to the post-war welfare system. Topics include industrialization, development of financial markets, the benefits of international trade, and the workings of the gold standard. Students from both the History and Economics departments will be given opportunities to play to their relative strengths, and only a basic understanding of economics is required.
5069 ECON-243-01 Fin Markets Institutions 1.00 LEC Hoag,Christopher S. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 232 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.
4041 ECON-301-01 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg,Adam J. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 307 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), 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 2016 and 2017 - 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.
4042 ECON-301-02 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg,Adam J. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 307 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), 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 2016 and 2017 - 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.
5120 ECON-301-03 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Szembrot,Nichole E. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 213 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), 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 2016 and 2017 - 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.
4043 ECON-302-01 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Stillwagon,Joshua R. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 270 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), 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 2016 and 2017 - 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.
4044 ECON-302-02 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Stillwagon,Joshua R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MECC - 270 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), 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 2016 and 2017 - 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.
5197 ECON-306-01 Public Finance 1.00 LEC Helming,Troy MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM LSC - 133 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  An examination of the role of tax and public expenditure policies as they influence the allocation and distribution of resources, and on the role of market imperfections as rationales for government policies. Emphasis is on the effects of taxation and public spending on consumer and producer choices.
5135 ECON-307-01 Health Economics 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi,Irena P. MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM LSC - 137 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.
5070 ECON-308-01 Industrial Organization 1.00 LEC Schneider,Arthur M. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM MECC - 220 Y 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.
5071 ECON-309-01 Corporate Finance 1.00 LEC Hoag,Christopher S. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM SH - N129 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in either Economics 301 or Economics 302. Economics 218 (formerly 109) or Mathematics 207 are strongly recommended and Economics 103 is recommended.
  Valuation, the development of the modern theory of finance; efficient market hypothesis; portfolio theory; capital budgeting; cost of capital; corporate securities; the securities markets; and other selected topics in finance.
5072 ECON-312-01 Mathematical Economics 1.00 LEC McMillen,Stanley MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM MECC - 260 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.
4465 ECON-316-01 International Finance 1.00 LEC Ramirez,Miguel D. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM SH - N130 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.
4693 ECON-318-01 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LEC Cancelled 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.
5399 ECON-318-01 Basic Econometrics 1.00 LEC Zannoni,Diane C. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM LIB - 03 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.
  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. The computer will be used but no experience is necessary.
4804 ECON-318-20 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LAB Cancelled 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.
5121 ECON-328-02 Appld Ecnmetrcs:TimeSeries Ana 1.00 LEC Ramirez,Miguel D. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM LIB - 03 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302 and a C- or better in Economics 318 .
  This course deals with econometric methods and problems that arise when data consists of observations on one or several variables over time. Topics include: autocorrelation, distributed lag and autoregressive models, ARIMA models, co-integration, and vector autoregressive correction models.
5076 ECON-331-56 Social Mobility & Immigrnt Exp 1.00 SEM Clark,Carol TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM WM - 310B 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: NOTE: Please contact Prof. Carol Clark at carol.clark@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  This course will explore questions of social and economic mobility in historical perspective with special emphasis on the immigrant experience in Hartford, past and present. Topics will include the role of social capital, education, and labor market opportunities in understanding the dynamics of mobility. The course will open with an examination of the 19th century immigration of the Irish and Italians. The second half of the course will turn to more recent research on immigrant mobility, and will include the opportunity to conduct original fieldwork with local immigrant groups. Students will have firsthand experience in developing a research design, conducting interviews, and presenting the results of their own research.
5074 ECON-331-58 Behavioral Economics 1.00 SEM Szembrot,Nichole E. WF: 8:30AM-9:45AM WM - 310B 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: NOTE: Please contact Prof. Nichole Szembrot at nichole.szembrot@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  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.
5075 ECON-331-59 Drug Policy 1.00 SEM Stater,Mark E. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM WM - 310B 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: NOTE: Please contact Adrienne Quinn at adrienne.quinn@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  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.
5228 ECON-331-60 Development of an Economy 1.00 SEM Cancelled 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 Writing Intensive requirement for Economics Majors.
  NOTE: Please contact Adrienne Quinn at Adrienne.quinn@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  The Etruscan civilization dominated central Italy for four centuries prior to the emergence of the Roman Empire. In addition to economically productive cities, the Etruscans had seaport towns that were important international trading centers. While many of the products of the Etruscan economy were for internal consumption or for local or regional markets, others ended up in the vast export market which extended over Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Foreign trade stimulated new technologies, providing for the transformation and development of the Etruscan economy. In this seminar we will use the material culture left by the Etruscans, material most often used by archeologists and art historians, to tell an economic story of how this civilization rose to become a commercial competitor.
5243 ECON-331-61 Growth in Theory and Practice 1.00 SEM Woolley,Nicholas MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM WM - 310B 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 contact Adrienne Quinn at adrienne.quinn@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  Economics has come a long way since Malthus argued that the size of an economy is limited by physical constraints of land. However, the question of why economies become more productive and standards of living improve is one that continues to fascinate. This course examines both the theoretical underpinnings of such questions and the practical experiences of actual economies. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on mastering the theoretical underpinnings of economic growth theory. It will follow a structure closely, and information will come primarily in the form of texts and lectures. The second part will focus on applying the theoretical information to a specific economy. The focus will be on developing a multi-stage project.
4253 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.
4339 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.
4432 ECON-403-01 Senior Thesis Seminar Part II 0.50 SEM Stillwagon,Joshua R. 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.
4254 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.
4255 ECON-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA 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.)
4214 ECON-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The graduate director, the supervisor of the project, and the department chair must approve special research project topics. Conference hours are available by appointment. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
4946 MATH-131-01 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Pellico,Ryan H. MWF: 8:30AM-9:45AM MECC - 232 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequiste: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or Mathematics 127.
  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”).
5376 MATH-131-02 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Nu'Man,Anisah N. MWF: 8:30AM-9:45AM LSC - 133 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequiste: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or Mathematics 127.
  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”).
4427 MATH-207-01 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Adelstein,Ian M. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MECC - 246 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable 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.
4437 MATH-207-02 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Goldwyn,Eli E. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MECC - 220 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable 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.
4609 MATH-207-03 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Skardal,Per Sebastian MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MECC - 220 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable 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.