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Personal Finance (ECON 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, the student will aquire the tools to achieve personal financial responsibility and well-being. These tools include, for example, developing financial goals and plans, preparing and analyzing financial statements, undertaking time value of money calculations, determining income tax liabilities, using sound cash and credit management principles, making good auto and housing decisions, assessing insurance needs, investing, and retirement planning.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Foundations of Economics (ECON 1200)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This introductory course empowers you to make sense of your economic world. Through class discussion, group projects, or writing assignments, you will refine economic life skills and explore socioeconomic issues. You will discover the secrets of consumer psychology, the mechanics of financial decisions and the art of budgeting for life. You will use simple but powerful tools to analyze how markets work, when they work well and when they fail. You will examine the United States economy, financial markets, government policies and international relations.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 2000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will examine economic problems by focusing on national income, employment, inflation, the banking system, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics and growth.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. It is highly recommended that students also complete ADED 0060.

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Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 2200)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will examine the classic economic problem of scarcity. You will focus on demand, supply, prices, elasticity, the firm and its costs, market structure and government.
MnTC:
  • Goal 5
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. It is highly recommended that students also complete ADED 0060.

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