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Economics

  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu712-5776
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
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  • Economics plays a role in how we live our lives often without us realizing it. From taxes and inflation to the stock market, unemployment and welfare, economics is the avenue through which many important issues are addressed in society.

  • Courses in Economics can help satisfy the general education requirements for an Associate in Arts transfer degree. You can find the requirements for about 250 university majors and track your progress toward completion through the A.A. transfer evaluation tool on Florida Virtual Campus.

  • ECO 2000   Introduction to Economicscredits: 3

    This course is designed to provide students with a general knowledge of the structure and function of economic systems with major emphasis on the American economy and its current economic problems. (Note: This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements.)

    Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or ENC 0056) And (REA 0017 or REA 0056) Or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the college placement test.

    ECO 2013   Principles of Macroeconomicscredits: 3

    This is a course in economic principles involving the overall operation of the market economy. Particular attention will be given to the effects of aggregate demand and aggregate supply on the levels of output, employment, and prices. This course will also examine how the tools of fiscal and monetary policy may be used in dealing with macroeconomics problems such as unemployment, inflation and economic fluctuation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for ECO 2013 or ECO 2013H.) Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course (http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/).

    ECO 2013H   Honors Macroeconomicscredits: 3

    In this course macroeconomic principles are used to analyze the operation of the market economy. The course will examine the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on aggregate demand and aggregate supply and consequently on the levels of output, employment, and prices. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of contemporary macroeconomic problems and issues. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for ECO 2013 or ECO 2013H.)

    Prerequisite: appropriate score on the college placement test. or acceptance into the Honors College. or Permission of the Program:

    ECO 2023   Principles of Microeconomicscredits: 3

    This course is a study involving the theory of the business firm in the market economy. Major emphasis will be placed on the theory of price and output determination under different market situations, as well as consumer demand and behavior in market economies. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for both ECO 2023 or ECO 2023H.)

    Prerequisite: (ECO 2013 or ECO 2013H) or Permission of the Program:

    ECO 2023H   Honors Microeconomicscredits: 3

    Microeconomic principles are used to analyze the operation of the market economy. The course will examine the theory of price and output determination under different market structures. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of contemporary microeconomic problems and issues. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for ECO 2023 or ECO 2023H.)

    Prerequisite: appropriate score on the college placement test. or acceptance into the Honors College. or Permission of the Program:

  • A liberal arts education with courses in economics can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as business, economics, government and law, healthcare administration, public administration, urban planning and more.