Economics

ECON 1000: Essentials of Economics

Course Description:
Three credits. Not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have passed ECON1201 or 1202. See UConn catalog for detail. A general introduction to micro- and macroeconomics. Economic concepts to be taught include opportunity costs, demand and supply, incentives, comparative advantage, inflation and employment policies, balance of international payments, and economic growth.

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year 


ECON 1201: Principles of Microeconomics

Course Description:
Three credits. May be taken before or after ECON 1202. How the invisible hand of the market functions through the economic decisions of firms and individuals. How prices, wages and profits are determined, resources are allocated and income is distributed. Topical subjects (e.g., energy policy and health care).

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year 


ECON 1202: Principles of Macroeconomics

Course Description:
Three credits. May be taken before or after ECON 1201. The organization and function of the economic system as a total unit. Economic decisions, institutions, and policies that determine levels and rates of growth of production, employment, and prices. Topical subjects (e.g., government budget deficits and current interest-rate policy).

Semester offered: Fall, Spring or Full-Year 


Student Eligibility Guidelines for ECON 1000, 1201 & 1202:

Successful completion or simultaneous enrollment in Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II, and Geometry are required.


Instructor Certification Requirements

There are two faculty ranks associated with UConn ECE Economics. The minimum requirement for teachers wishing to become a UConn ECE Economics instructor (adjunct professor) is a Master's Degree in Economics or equivalent experience (as judged by the UConn Economics Department).

The minimum requirement for teachers wishing to become a UConn ECE Economics Preceptor is the potential for teaching Economics which includes a Bachelor's degree in Economic and/or equivalent experience in the field. The role of ECE Economics instructor and preceptor differ in the levels of independence determined by the University's faculty coordinator in Economics.

Instructor Resources: 

ECON 1201 Sample Syllabus
ECON 1202 Sample Syllabus