Courses Offered

Below is a complete listing of undergraduate Economics courses. Please follow the link on the to the UWM Schedule of Classes to find out which classes are currently being offered.

ECON 100 - Introductory Economics (3 units; U)
A one semester survey of current national and international economic problems. Useful as preparation for Econ 103 and 104. Not required of economics majors. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Econ 103 & 104. Prereq: none.
ECON 103 - Issues in Contemporary Urban Planning (3 units; U)
To explore areas of employment, poverty, health, politics, police, corrections, education, and housing and the relationship of the professional to these problems. Prereq: none.
ECON 104 - Psycholinguistics (3 units; U/G)
A survey of the history, goals, methods, and findings of psycholinguistics. Principal topics: phonetic perception, speech production, syntactic processing, linguistic memory, meaning, and language acquisition. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(R) or Psych 101(R); or grad st & cons instr.
ECON 110 - Experimental Processes in Woodfiring II (3 units; U/G)
Advanced research and further development of personal aesthetic in woodfiring. Leadership in supervising the firing process required. Prereq: jr st, & Art 384(P); or grad st & cons instr.
ECON 193 - Language in the United States (3 units; U)
Survey of the languages of the U.S., discussing social and political aspects of language use and issues of interethnic communication. Prereq: none.
ECON 199 - Contemporary Non-Fiction Media (3 units; U)
Overview of new and traditional forms of non-fiction media such as documentaries, web sites, and reality television. Prereq: none.
ECON 210 - International English (3 units; U)
Varieties of English spoken around the world; history and spread of English; use of English as a national and international language. Prereq: none.
ECON 231 - Analysis of American Industries (3 units; U)
Performance of key U.S. industries (e.g. education, beer, cars, medicinal drugs, radio, television, sports, steel, food, music recording); their responses to changing national/international economic conditions. Prereq: soph st; Econ 103(P).
ECON 248 - Race Relations in Education (3 units; U/G)
Study and analysis of historical and theoretical bases of racism/race relations in america and their influences on contemporary educational policies and practices. Prereq: jr st.
ECON 258 - Selected Topics in Economics: (1-3 units; U)
Focus on special topics not normally discussed in detail in other existing courses. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; cons instr.
ECON 297 - Fieldwork: Interpreting for the Deaf I (2-4 units; U/G)
Course provides experiences of observation, actual interpreting, sign teaching and interaction with deaf community. Weekly seminar provides forum for feedback and processing of experiences.
ECON 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
ECON 301 - Planning for Small Towns (3 units; U/G)
Planning needs of small and rural communities. Downtown, industrial and commercial revitalization methods. Economic, population, geographic and environmental growth management processes. Classroom and field applications. Prereq: sr st or cons instr.
ECON 302 - Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature: (3 units; U)
Latino/a American literature with a focus on region, genre, theme, or period. May be retaken w/chg in topic to a 9 cr max. English 279 & Latino 279 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
ECON 310 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
ECON 328 - Indians, Artists, and Conquistadores: The U.S. Southwest (3 units; U)
Interaction of diverse Indian, European, and Latino cultures in the U.S. southwest. Prereq: none.
ECON 353 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (3 units; U)
Pre-portfolio studio in digital filmmaking and editing techniques. Prereq: admis to Pre-Film/Film prog & Film 116(P), 117(P); & either 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog & Film 116(P) or 117(P); Art 118(P) & Music 220(P); or cons instr.
ECON 381 - Media Ethics (3 units; U)
Practical application of ethical principles to controversies in print and broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, and new technologies of mass communication. Prereq: jr st.
ECON 404 - Economic Applications of Game Theory (3 units; U)
Strategic interaction among decision makers. Studies multi-party decision problems of a firm, a government, or a country. Prereq: jr st; Econ 301(R) or cons instr.
ECON 411 - Economic Forecasting Methods (3 units; U/G)
Economic time series, analysis, forecasts. Trends, seasonality, cycles, smoothing procedures. Simulation models; sample survey methods. Extensive applications using macro and financial data. Forecasting software use. Prereq: jr st; Econ 210(P); Econ 310(P) or cons instr.
ECON 413 - Introduction to African-American Literature: (3 units; U)
African-American literature with a focus on region, genre, theme, or period. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq grad of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 of EPT.
ECON 415 - Advanced Field Experience in Early Childhood Education (3-6 units; U)
Advanced field experience, culmination of pre-student teaching experiences. May be retaken to 9 cr max. Prereq: sr st, admis to SOE & CurrIns 440(P); or cons instr.
ECON 447 - Solar Energy (1 units; U)
Radiant energy in direct-beam and scattered forms as resources; time and spatial patterns affecting human harvesting of these forms of energy. 2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab.
ECON 450 - Professional Development in Radiography (2 units; U)
Federal regulations and legislation as they relate to the health care profession and radiology. Preparation for the certification exam. Prereq: sr st in BioMed Sci prog or cons instr.
ECON 454 - Studies in Asian-American Literature: (3 units; U)
Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in Asian-American literature May be retaken w/chg of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
ECON 455 - Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector (3 units; U/G)
Examination of the budgeting process in the public sector; development of skills in budgeting and financial management. Topics include capital budgeting, debt management, revenue forecasting, and auditing. Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of Pub Adm 630(Pol Sci 630). Prereq: sr st or cons instr.
ECON 458 - Selected Topics in Economics: (3 units; U/G)
Variable content course designed to focus on special topics not normally discussed in detail in other existing courses. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
ECON 497 - American Public Policy (3 units; U)
Introduction to substantive policy issues and forces which influence their progress. Emphasis upon major values within political conflicts and the gap between policy goals and program implementation. American politics course. Prereq: none.
ECON 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
ECON 506 - Sonographic Physics I (1 units; U)
Study of the basic principles of acoustic transmission, reflection in tissues and transducer design in pulse echo systems. Prereq: jr st in BioMed Sci prog or cons instr.
ECON 697 - Topics in Seventeenth Century Art: (1 units; U/G)
Major artist or theme in seventeenth-century art, e.g. Rembrandt, Rubens, or portraits and personalities. May be offered as a mini-course. Retakable w/chg in topic to 3 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ECON 699 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 701 - Seminar on Cervantes: (3 units; U/G)
'Don Quixote' and/or other works by Cervantes. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Spanish 470(P) & 474(P).
ECON 702 - 1st-Year Student Seminar: Early Childhood Education (1 units; U)
Introductory seminar for first-year and transfer Early Childhood Education intended students. Counts as repeat of CurrIns 279 with same topic. Prereq: none.
ECON 706 - Production and Utilization of Media (1-4 units; U/G)
Production techniques and utilization of audio-visual media including audio tapes, transparencies, slides and videotapes.
ECON 710 - Intermediate Algebra (3 units; U)
Algebraic techniques with polynomials, rational expressions, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational exponents, systems of linear equations. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Math 108(ER). Prereq: math placement level C.
ECON 713 - Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
See Advanced Independent Study. For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 734 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Latino Studies faculty or academic staff member. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max in any combination of LACS/Latino 698, LACS 699, and Latino 699. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
ECON 749 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 775 - Context and Foundations of Educational Policy (3 units; U/G)
Defines educational policy, studies philosophical, historical, and social contexts of educational policy, examines context of educational policy, and presents contemporary educational concerns. Prereq: jr st.
ECON 790 - Advanced German Grammar and Usage (3 units; U/G)
Analysis and discussion of a variety of text topics and genres. Practice in speaking and writing German; attention to written accuracy and sophistication of form. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(C). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
ECON 802 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 803 - Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (3 units; U/G)
Scan-line algorithms, object representation, homogeneous coordinates, geometric transformations, viewing curves, illumination models, interactive input methods, texture mapping. Prereq: jr st; Math 232(P); CompSci 251(P).
ECON 804 - Independent Work (1-3 units; U)
May be retaken w/topic chg. Prereq: jr st, 2.5 gpa & writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 871 - Fundamentals of Drafting for the Stage I (3 units; U)
An introduction to mechanical drawing techniques for the construction and rigging of stage scenery.
ECON 872 - Advanced Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
Independent meteorological study. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 3 cr max. Prereq: jr st, 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
ECON 915 - Independent Study (1-2 units; U)
For further information consult department chairman.