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consumers think, feel, reason and select between alternatives. This includes a review of the consumer's present and historical role in a market; explore how our understanding of their role is evolving in response to research in behavioral economics; and consider how market forces and regulations influence consumer decisions. Prerequisites: ECO 212, BUS 307 (3 s.h.) ECO 349 Intermediate Microeconomics Covers how producers and consumers, acting through the market, determine the prices and outputs of goods and the allocation and income of productive resources. The course is divided into three parts—theory of the consumer, theory of the firm, and theory of markets. Prerequisites: ECO 212, ECO 213, COM 104 or 201, and MAT 112, 201 or 204. (3 s.h.) ECO 350 Intermediate Macroeconomics This course explores theoretical tools to explain the determinants and measurements of the level and changes in aggregate income, employment, investment and a product's price level. Keynesian and neoclassical approaches are also examined as well as the application of economic theory to problems of national income policy and economic growth. Prerequisites: ECO 212 and 213. (3 s.h.) ECO 390 Selected Topics (1-4 s.h.) ECO 395 Internship (1-4 s.h.) ECO 405 Environmental Economics This course centers on an analysis of the problems caused by the impact of economic activities of society on the environment and on the public and private policies that could be used for environmental improvement. Prerequisites: ECO 212 and 213. (3 s.h.) ECO 425 Financial Markets and Institutions This course introduces the overview of financial markets and management of financial institutions. Topics covered are financial markets, depository and non-depository institutions and risk management in financial institutions. Prerequisites: BUS 305. (3 s.h.) ECO 451 Industrial Organization An in-depth analysis of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and game theory,

along with analysis of antitrust and current business practices from an ethical and faith-based viewpoint. Prerequisites: ECO 212 and 213, COM 104 or 201, and MAT 112, 201 or 204. (3 s.h.) ECO 452 International Economics A study of the mechanism of international trade and finance, the economic effects of trade policies and payment systems, and an evaluation of current and present policies. Prerequisites: ECO 212 and 213 or instructor approval. (3 s.h.) ECO 460 Sports Economics This course comprises integration of both theoretical and empirical methodology to a specific economic problem by providing students with a strong background in problem solving and analysis. Prerequisites: ECO 212 and 213 and MAT 233 or PSY 250. (3 s.h.)

the admission criterion for admittance into the teacher education program. (3 s.h.) EDU 230 Foundations of Early Childhood/Kindergarten A critical review of research in child development and theories of learning in relation to early childhood programs. This course will involve fieldwork in a series of visits and observations to a variety of early childhood sites. A foundation will be laid for the understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs. (3 s.h.)

EDU 231 Native American Studies for Educators A study of the backgrounds and ways of life of the Native American peoples, especially of those in America. The course includes the study of methods and techniques to enhance the learning opportunities for Native American children in the K-12 classroom. This course fulfills Education (EDU) the requirement for South Dakota teacher certification. Fulfills the intercultural EDU 201 Foundations of Education An introduction to the history, philosophy awareness core requirement. (3 s.h.) and purposes of American schools; to teaching as a profession; and to problems, EDU 235 Early Childhood/ issues, and trends in education today. Kindergarten Methods Career opportunities in education and An investigation and development of early certification requirements are reviewed. childhood curricula as a reflection of the developmentally appropriate needs of (3 s.h.) children from ages 3-6. Practical experience in an early childhood/kindergarten setting EDU 202 Exceptional Students An introductory study of the history, is included. (3 s.h.) philosophy and legal implications of the education of the exceptional child. Includes EDU 240 Technology in Education identification and classification of various Designed as an introductory computer exceptionalities and the identification applications course for teachers, this of effective educational strategies, with class provides experience in technology opportunities to meet with community programs for K-12 classrooms. The course includes hands-on experience resource persons. (3 s.h.) with telecommunications, multimedia, EDU 206 Service Learning-Mentoring hypermedia and K-12 software programs. This course gives students an opportunity Candidates also prepare a website for to continue their participation as school- portfolio preparation. (3 s.h.) based mentors with elementary-age students at one of the elementary or EDU 250 Parent and Community middles schools. USF education students Relations mentor as part of their EDU 201 Foundations This course will assist candidates in establishing relationships and partnerships of Education course. (1 s.h.) with families and the community to promote healthy development of children. EDU 218 Paraprofessional in Interactions with and on behalf of families Education The first field experience in the teacher will be the focus of learning and practice. education program. Elementary education (3 s.h.) candidates work as teacher assistants for 15 full school days. Students will be placed EDU 251 Human Relations in a school that has a diverse population. This course is intended to teach candidates Performance evaluation serves as one of about social diversity, how to teach students from social situations different

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2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  
2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.