Courses in Economics

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ECON-101 Introduction to Macroeconomics (formerly SS-211)

3 class hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.


A study of factors determining national output, income, employment, and prices; the impact of government spending, taxation, and monetary policy; the banking system; economic growth; international trade.

ECON-102 Introduction to Microeconomics (formerly SS-212)

3 class hours; 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.


A study of the determination of prices and the distribution of income under various market conditions; government intervention in the market; a comparison of different types of economic systems.

ECON-150 Labor and Management (formerly SS-250)

3 class hours; 3 credits
Prerequisites: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.


The labor force and the market for labor; theory of wage determination; employment and unemployment, including structural unemployment; trade unions and collective bargaining; the role of management and unions; emphasis on practical problems of labor-management relations, labor legislation, and public policy.

ECON-160 Contemporary Economic Issues (formerly SS-260)

3 class hours; 3 credits - Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the English Placement Test.


Principles of economics applied to contem-porary economic issues, such as inflation and unemployment, urban affairs and discrimination, poverty and welfare programs, externalities and taxation policies, budget deficits and national debt, and international aid and trade. This course is issue-oriented, rather than technically-oriented, and is designed for students who want to familiarize themselves with contemporary national and international economic issues and concerns.

ECON-235 International Economics (formerly SS-235)

3 class hours; 3 credits - Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: ECON-101 or 102


An examination of the basic economic principles and policies underlying international trade and finance. Topics include: current U.S. trade policies; the flow of trade; exchange rates; the plight of less developed nations; economic cooperation among major industrialized nations with particular emphasis on U.S.-Japanese-European relations.


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