Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Academics

 

Economics Program:

Economics

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE (AA)

The Economics degree builds upon a theoretical foundation and statistical training that prepares students to think analytically and critically to solve complex problems, as well as to recognize the component of human behavior reflecting economics as a social science. The Associate of Arts Degree with an Economics Emphasis offers the choice between a General Economics track and an Applied Financial Economics (AFE) track. The General Economics is a general transfer program for students who are planning to transfer to a baccalaureate-level program. The AFE program will assist in preparing for a multitude of investment and risk management licenses for those seeking to continue in that path.  Completion of the AFE track will include an Internship in Financial Economics with interactive participation of financial institutions.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - Graduates of this programwill have the opportunity to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economic concepts and applications emphasizing economic theoretical perspectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of alternative forms of market structure and their resulting social impact.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of the U.S. banking system and how the Federal Reserve System implements monetary policy.
  • Demonstrate abilities to utilize investment science and risk management to optimize investment decision making processes.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the language of economics to form reasoned judgments about contemporary issues.
ALL CSN COURSES TRANSFER; HOWEVER, THOSE WITH “B” SUFFIXES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT TRANSFER TO NSC, UNLV,
AND UNR. IN SUBJECT AREA LISTED BELOW WHERE SPECIFIC COURSE NUMBERS ARE NOT LISTED, CONSULT A COUNSELOR/
ADVISOR TO ENSURE TRANSFERABILITY OF ALL COURSES.
Courses with “G” suffixes are designated Honors level courses and can be used to fulfill equivalent general education requirements.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35 Credits):

ENGLISH:  ENG 100 or 101 or 113 and 102 or 114,  6-8 Credits
LITERATURE: ENG 223 or above, 3 Credits   
FINE ARTS: ART, DAN 101, Music, THTR, 3 credits
HUMANITIES: COM 101 and ENG 223 or above, HIST, PHIL, 6 Credits
ANALYTICAL THINKING: PHIL 102, 3 Credits
MATHEMATICS: MATH 124, 3 Credits
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES: (Two courses from the following, one must include a lab) AST, BIOL, CHEM 105 or above, ENV, GEOG 103, 104, 117, GEOL, PHYS, 7 Credits

U.S. AND NEVADA CONSTITUTIONS: PSC 101 or HIST 101 and HIST 102 or HIST 101 and HIST 217, 4-6 Credits

SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (26 Credits):

ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics, 3 Credits
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 Credits
ECON 261 Principles of Statistics I, 3 Credits
International Languages (Two courses in the same language), 8 Credits
 
FOR GENERAL ECONOMICS:
ECON 262 Principles of Statistics II, 3 Credits
ECON 274 Investment Economics, 3 Credits
ECON 295 Special Topics in Economics, 3 Credits
 
FOR APPLIED FINANCIAL ECONOMICS: 
ECON 274 Investment Economics, 3 Credits
ECON 275 Risk Management Economics, 3 Credits
ECON 276 Internship in Financial Economics, 3 Credits

 

Economics courses:

ECON 100 Introduction to Economics 3 (3,0,0,0)
This course is intended for students with no prior background
in business or economics. It is study of basic macroeconomics,
microeconomics, and international economics
principles, as well as current global economic and social
issues. The course introduces the student to basic economic
concepts and applications emphasizing the economic way
of thinking. The student will, therefore, relate principles
such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and cost-benefit analyses
to everyday real world economic situations.

ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 (3,0,0,0)
An examination of the price theory for product market
models and consumer demand models with attention
focused on the application of price theory in current economic
issues. Prerequisite: MATH 124.

ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 (3,0,0,0)
A study of the determination of levels of national income,
employment, prices and basic causes of fluctuation of these
levels. Prerequisite: MATH 124.

ECON 180 The Economics of Discrimination 3 (3,0,0,0)
The Discrimination of Economics investigates the economic
causes, effects, and remedies of discrimination based on
categories such as age, ethnicity, gender, religion, national
origin, or sexuality. (Same as WMST 180.)

ECON 261 Principles of Statistics I 3 (3,0,0,0)
Introduction to descriptive statistics, probability and expectations,
theoretical distributions, hypothesis testing and
regression analysis. The emphasis is on use, application,
and interpretation of statistical techniques. Prerequisite:
MATH 124.

ECON 262 Principles of Statistics II 3 (3,0,0,0)
Advanced statistical techniques, including multiple regression,
the classical time series model, analysis of variance
and non-parametric statistics. Prerequisite: ECON 261 or
instructor permission.

ECON 274 Investment Economics 3 (3,0,0,0)
This course will explore the basic scientific paradigms and
applications to micro-finance and investing. Topics will
include individual securities, equity, fixed income, governments,
global issues, bond funds, limited partnerships,
options, futures, monetary market systems, real estate
investing, microbanking, precious metals, antiques and collectables,
micro-financial planning and many others.

ECON 275 Risk Management Economics 3 (3,0,0,0)
This is a course of study in the theory and practice of risk
management and insurance economics. Topics include risk
management typology and Cyber risk models/applications,
wealth creation and conversation, estate planning science,
life insurance market, health risk management, senior risk
management, basic insurance ethics, federal and state insurance
laws and codes and many others.

ECON 276 Internship in Financial Economics 3 (1,0,0,8)
Interactive participation with numerous financial institutions
in applying practical financial and investment tools and
policies toward the completion of a research financial and
investment project.

ECON 295 Special Topics in Economics 1-3 (1-3,0,0,0)
Topics of current interest in applied economics and finance.
This develops awareness of and appreciation for applied
economics. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

ECON 320 Economics of Health and Health Care 3 (3,0,0,0)
Economics of health care sector including physician, allied
health professional, hospital and insurance markets.
Emphasis on the role of government, private sector, information
and externalities in health care outcomes. Prerequisites:
ECON 102 or consent of the instructor and Admission to
Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Degree Program.