University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

 

Another introductory level course is Economics of Globalization (EC 40).

Students can also enter Economics by taking a first-year seminar, which is restricted to first-year A&S students only. One of the first-year seminars is Capitalism and Human Welfare (EC 60), description below. Enrollment is limited to 30 students, and is well-suited for students desiring closer classroom interaction with each other and the instructor. Evaluation is by means of a series of written assignments. Students in EC 60 participate in the The Integrated Social Sciences Program (ISSP). Students apply to be admitted to ISSP. The Integrated Social Sciences Program examines important social problems that shape students' lives from the perspective of various social sciences. Students take five semester-long courses (15 credits) and an optional thesis.

There are other first-year seminars that are part of the Teacher-Advisor-Program (TAP) offered through the College of Arts and Sciences to first-year students. TAP is an elective program and combines an interactive course environment with careful academic advising. In TAP, students enroll in a seminar of about twenty students that encourages you to approach major issues from a variety of points of view, develop your own creative projects, and express yourself in speech and writing. Your professor, doubling as your academic advisor, helps you further explore your interests and reach your goals.

EC 11--Principles of Macroeconomics -- Staff, 3 credits, Fall and Spring, open to all UVM Students

This course provides a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole, and also introduces basic suppy-and-demand thinking. It places primary emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and the government's impact on those fiscal (taxation and spending) and monetary policy. The course also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth and international economics.

EC 12--Principles of Microeconomics -- Staff, 3 credits, Fall and Spring, open to all UVM students

This course provides a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature of product markets, and includes the study of markets for the inputs into the production process. The course analyzes the relation between markets and the goals of efficiency and equity in the economy, as well as the role of government in promoting those goals.

EC 40--D2: Economics of Globalization, Staff, 3 credits, open to all UVM students

This course examines the dimensions, causes and consequences of the international flows of goods and services (trade), people (migration), and financial capital.

EC 60--Capitalism and Human Welfare, Thomson, 3 credits, Fall, ISSP students only

This course explores how growth and innovation shape our world and affect our standard of living. It examines theories of economic growth, the historical experience of growth and innovation in the US and elsewhere, and the slowdown of the growth of income and productivity in the past twenty years.

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