Online Economics Courses
Summer Session 2023
Take an Online Economics Class in Summer 2023
UConn’s Department of Economics offers a number of online economics courses to help you stay on track or get ahead. Summer online economics classes are taught 100% online as asynchronous or synchronous sections.
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 1201)
Prerequisites:RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses
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). CA 2. SM-10/13/08
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 1202)
Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed ECON 1200, 2198, 2327 or 2202. May not be taken concurrently with ECON 1200. Ratcliffe Hicks students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.
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). CA 2. GEOC
Economic History of Europe (ECON 2101W)
Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011; ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202. ECON 1201 may be taken concurrently.
Economic evolution of Europe from feudal times to the present, emphasizing the modern period: the rise of commerce, industry, and banking; the growth of population and the labor force; the changing position of agriculture; business fluctuations; and forms of economic organization. CA 1. GEOC
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECON 2201)
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or 1201; MATH 1071 or 1110 or 1120 or 1125 or 1131 or 1151 or 2141. Recommended preparation: ECON 1202. Not open for credit to students who have passed ECON 2211 or 3441.
Intermediate microeconomic theory, covering demand and supply, exchange and production, pricing, and welfare economics.
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (ECON 2202)
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or 1202; one of MATH 1071, 1110, 1121, 1131, 1151, or 2141. Recommended preparation: ECON 1201. Not open for credit to students who have passed ECON 2212.
Intermediate macroeconomic theory, covering national income accounting; the determination of aggregate output, employment and price levels; elements of business cycles and economic growth.
Mathematical Economics (ECON 2301)
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202; MATH 1071 or 1110 or 1121 or 1131.
Application of mathematical techniques to economic problems. Methods studied: set theory, linear algebra, equilibrium analysis, unconstrained and constrained optimization, comparative statics, and linear programming.
Econometrics I (ECON 2311Q)
Recommended for all students majoring in Economics. Introduction to the application of statistical methods for the estimation, testing, and prediction of economic relationships. Emphasizes ordinary least squares regression.
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202; MATH 1071Q or 1110Q or 1125Q or 1131Q or 1151Q or 2141Q; and STAT 1000Q or 1100Q.
Econometrics II (ECON 2312Q)
Topics may include endogeneity problems and instrumental variables, panel-data models, binary-choice models including probit and logit, and time-series econometrics.
Prerequisites: ECON 2311Q
Economics of Sports (ECON 2447)
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or 1201.
Microeconomic principles applied to the business of sports. Player salaries; antitrust issues and collective bargaining; discrimination; economics of franchising; ticket pricing, revenue sharing, and competitive balance; impact of franchises on local economies.
Operations Research (ECON 2326)
Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202. Not open for credit to students who have passed ECON 4326.
Extensive use of computer spreadsheets to find efficient solutions to problems faced by managers in both the public and private sectors. Optimization of input and output mixes, of delivery routes, and communication networks. -GEOC
Money and Banking (ECON 2411)
Prerequisites: ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202. ECON 1201 may be taken concurrently.
The nature of money, the origins of monetary standards and systems, the development and operation of commercial banking, the Federal Reserve System, and international monetary agencies.
Elementary Economic Forecasting (ECON 3313)
Economic forecasting for macroeconomics and financial economics. Econometric analysis of time-series data.
Prerequisites: ECON 2202 or 2212Q; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q; open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: ECON 2311.
Grading Basis: Graded
Financial Economics (ECON 3413)
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q; ECON 2202 or 2212Q; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q.
Basic principles used in investment decisions and their applications to pricing financial assets and to portfolio management. Asset pricing models including the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Arbitrage Pricing Theory. Fixed-income securities. Options and futures.
Contemporary Problems in Economics (ECON 3438W)
Current issues of government economic policy, primarily microeconomic: energy, income maintenance, labor markets for minorities and women, government regulation, health care, and others.
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q; ECON 2202 or 2212Q; ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.
Theory of Labor Markets (ECON 3441)
Theoretical analysis of labor markets: labor supply and demand; wage differentials; human capital; and the inflation-unemployment tradeoff.
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q
Health Economics (ECON 3451)
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q. Not open for credit to students who have passed ECON 2498 when taught as Health/Labor Economics
Economic analysis of the health sector: organization and performance of health care delivery systems; economic behavior of patients and providers; markets for health services; health-care finance and insurance; health-care policy; and cost-benefit analysis of health-care programs.
Environmental Economics (ECON 3466E)
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211.
Application of economic reasoning to environmental issues. Topics include air and water pollution and the management of natural resources; market failure and environmental regulation; market-based mechanisms; cost-benefit analysis, environmental valuation, and program evaluation; environmental justice from an economic perspective.
Economics of the Law (ECON 3468)
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211.
The law as an economic institution. Primary focus on the Common Law, property, tort, and contract. Applications to pollution control, land-use, hazardous wastes, product liability, and worker safety. Ethical as well as economic approaches to the law.