Metropolitan State University

ECON 351 : Intermediate Macroeconomics

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ECON 201 Macroeconomics AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
MATH 210 Calculus I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
 
Topics covered in this course include: measuring economic performance; the determination of income and expenditures; the role of government in influencing general equilibrium and economic fluctuations; the development of stabilization policies; and the operations of financial markets. The analytical approaches are more advanced than those in ECON 201 Macroeconomics.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - 05/06/2002 05/06/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Understand economic vocabulary of national income, employment, inflation, the banking system, monetary and fiscal policy, international trade, and economic growth.
  2. Apply macroeconomic theories.
  3. Construct graphical and mathematical models of macroeconomic behavior.
  4. Critique modern macroeconomic models.
  5. Examine how economists study human behavior.
  6. Examine the important current macroeconomic issues.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal 05 - Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
  1. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  2. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  3. Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
G. Special Information
None