Economics

ECON 1000: Essentials of Economics

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. Not open to students who are currently enrolled in or who have passed ECON 1201 or 1202.

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.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion or simultaneous enrollment in Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II and Geometry are required.


ECON 1201: Principles of Microeconomics

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. 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).

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion or simultaneous enrollment in Intermediate Algebra/Algebra II and Geometry are required.


ECON 1202: Principles of Macroeconomics

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year. 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).

Eligibility Guidelines: 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: Preceptor and Instructor. Both faculty ranks have the potential for teaching Economics. The role of ECE Economics Instructor and Preceptor differ in the levels of independence determined by the University’s Faculty Coordinator in Economics.

The minimum requirement for teachers wishing to become a UConn ECE Economics PreceptorĀ is a Bachelor’s degree in Economic and/or equivalent experience in the field.

The minimum requirement for teachers wishing to become a UConn ECE Economics Instructor (which is educationally equivalent to an adjunct professor at the University) is a Master’s Degree in Economics or equivalent experience (as judged by the UConn Economics Department).

Instructor Resources:

ECON 1201 Sample Syllabus (PDF)
ECON 1202 Sample Syllabus (PDF)