**Foundation courses:**

ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics

The course examines how individuals and firms make choices within the institution of free-market capitalism. Individuals decide how much of their time to spend working and what to buy with the earnings of their labor. Firms decide how much to produce and in some cases what price to charge for their goods. Together these choices determine what is produced, how it is produced, and for whom it is produced in our economic system. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. 3 credits. |

ECN 102 Principles of MacroeconomicsThis course extends the study of consumer and producer choices to discover how they affect the nation's economy. Macroeconomics deals with the economy as a whole as measured by the key variables of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Emphasis is on both Keynesian and classical theories and how they predict what monetary and fiscal policies can be used to affect these variables and reach national economic goals. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. 3 credits. |

**One of:**
ACT 131 Financial Statement AnalysisThis course will provide students with an introduction to the basic financial statements and other SEC filings. They will become familiar with the concept of footnote disclosures. They will evaluate and analyze how financial statements are used by stakeholders and how information contained therein in collected. 3 credits. |

ACT 151 Financial AccountingBasic concepts of accounting including: accounting for business transactions, preparation and use of financial statements, and measurement of owners' equity. Restricted to Accounting, Actuarial Science, & Analytical
Finance majors. 3 credits. |

**One of:**
MAS 170 Elementary StatisticsAn introduction to elementary descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on conceptual understanding. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. A student may not receive credit for MAS 170 after
completing MAS 372. A student may not receive credit for
both MAS 170 and MAS 270. 3 credits. |

MAS 270 Intermediate StatisticsA more advanced version of MAS 170 intended for students with some calculus background. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 111 or MAS 161. A student may not receive
credit for both MAS 170 and MAS 270. 3 credits. |

MAS 372 Statistical ModelingStudy of various modeling techniques including regression, decision trees, unsupervised learning, and time series methods with implementation in the computer language R. The course also provides an introduction to generalized linear models and generalized additive models. MAS 372 covers the material on SOA exam SRM - Statistics for Risk Modeling. Prerequisite: MAS 371. 3 credits. |

**One of these three mathematics sequences:**

MAS 150 Finite Mathematics

Introduction to mathematical techniques used in quantitative analysis in business and economics. Topics include sets, linear relations, matrices, linear programming, probability and interest. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. 3 credits. |

MAS 161 Calculus IA calculus sequence covering functions, limits, differentiation, integration and applications. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 102 at LVC, or satisfactory score on the
math readiness test. This test is administered during New
Student Advising Days for incoming students or can be taken
by arrangement with the math department (717-867-6080). 3 credits. |

Or

MAS 111 Analysis IA calculus sequence for department majors and other students desiring a rigorous introduction to elementary calculus. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 102 at LVC, or satisfactory score on the
math readiness test. This test is administered during New
Student Advising Days for incoming students or can be taken
by arrangement with the math department (717-867-6080)
Co-requisite: MAS 113. 4 credits. |

MAS 112 Analysis IISecond semester of a calculus sequence for department majors and other students desiring a rigorous introduction to elementary calculus. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 111; Corequisite: MAS 114. 4 credits. |

Or

MAS 161 Calculus IA calculus sequence covering functions, limits, differentiation, integration and applications. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 102 at LVC, or satisfactory score on the
math readiness test. This test is administered during New
Student Advising Days for incoming students or can be taken
by arrangement with the math department (717-867-6080). 3 credits. |

MAS 162 Calculus IISecond semester of a calculus sequence covering functions, limits, differentiation, integration and infinite series. Fulfills requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite: MAS 161. 3 credits. |

**Core courses:**

ECN 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis

This course covers the major theories of mainstream neoclassical economics. There is intensive study of the models of consumer and firm behavior that permit understanding of how the prices and quantities of goods and services are determined in a free market capitalistic system. The implications for social welfare, and equity and efficiency issues that are inherent in the free-market system are emphasized. Prerequisite: ECN 101, 102 and MAS 111 or 161, or by
permission of the instructor. Economics majors need a
cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all foundation courses completed
to date. 3 credits. |

ECN 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic AnalysisIn this course, students develop a model of the macroeconomy, which permits them to analyze the nature of the business cycle. The assumptions built into the model can be altered, rendering it capable of examining the macroeconomy from various theoretical viewpoints. In addition to unemployment, inflation and economic growth, the course covers real business cycles, the macroeconomic implications of free trade and emphasizes the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics. Prerequisite: ECN 101 and 102. Economics majors need a
cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all foundation courses completed
to date. 3 credits. |

ECN 405 Applied EconometricsIn this course students apply statistical techniques to study the quantitative measurement and analysis of actual economic phenomena, describing economic relationships, and test hypothesis about economic theory and forecasting future economic events. Applications include examining violations of the classical assumptions and testing for specification errors. Prerequisites: BUS 170, MAS 170, 270, or 372; ECN 201/202
or ASC 385; or permission of the instructor. 3 credits. |

**Four additional elective courses in economics at the 200 level or higher (except ECN 400) including:**

COE 237SS Gender in the Social Sciences

What does it mean to be men and women? Why are these categories some of the primary organizing principles of society? Are men and women's roles based in biological realities or mere cultural fabrications? These are just some of the many critical and complex questions that social scientists have been asking for the last forty years. This course will survey the primary debates and discussions surrounding gender in the social sciences. Students will learn how to think about gender as social scientists, and to evaluate masculinity and femininity through the theoretical lens of social constructivism. Students will analyze both historical and contemporary scholarship in the fields of sociology, anthropology, education, and political science. Special attention will be paid to questions of gendered performance and power in popular culture, the home, the economy, and the workplace. Fulfills requirement: Connective Experience. 3 credits. |