198 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
income, unemployment, and inflation. The role of economics in contemporary
society and the effect of monetary and fiscal policy on the functioning of
free market system are explored. Prerequisites: MATH U120, or MATH U121,
or MATH U122, or MATH U126.
ECON U222. Principles of Microeconomics (3) Consumer demand, supply,
and price in a free-market system. The economics of the firm is presented
within the context of different market structures. Prerequisites: MATH U120,
or MATH U121, or MATH U122, or MATH U126.
ECON U291. Probability and Statistics (3) Concepts of probability,
probability distributions, and sampling theory. Prerequisite: MATH U121,
U122, U126, or eligibility for exemption from MATH U121.
ECON U292. Statistical Inference (3) Methods of statistical inference,
including additional topics in hypothesis testing, linear statistical models,
and time series analysis. Prerequisites: ECON U291 or MATH U102.
ECON U301. Money and Banking (3) History, structure, functions and
operations of the American commercial and central banking system.
Emphasis is placed on the influence and operations of the Federal Reserve
System. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned, ECON U221, and FINA U363.
ECON U303. International Economics (3) Survey of international eco-nomic
issues and institutions, including trade and protectionism, global and
regional trade agreements, trade balances and exchange rates. Prerequisites:
54 credit hours earned, ECON U221 and ECON U222.
ECON U311. Issues in Economics (3) Nature and causes of major economic
problems facing the nation and its communities and policy alternatives
designed to solve them, including the philosophy and methodology of
economics in social problem solving. Prerequisites: 54 credit hours earned,
ECON U221 and ECON U222.
ECON U322. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3) Classical, Keynes-ian,
and post-Keynesian models. These models provide a framework for
monetary and fiscal policy prescriptions to economic problems. Prerequisites:
54 credit hours earned, ECON U221 and ECON U222.
ECON U326. Managerial Economics (3) Application of the economic
theory of profits, competition, demand, and costs to the analysis of problems
arising in the firm and in decision making. Prerequisites: 54 credits hours
earned, ECON U222, and one of the following: ECON U292, or MATH U202,
ECON U455. Topics in Economics (3) Selected topics in economics. Topics
vary depending on available staff and interests of students. This course may be
repeated for credit. Prerequisties: 54 credit hours, ECON U221 and ECON U222.
CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
EDCF U201. Introduction to Early Care and Education (3) An overview
of child development, curriculum, management and guidance as well as
health, safety and nutrition regulation standards in early care and education.
EDCF U346. Introduction to Family Studies (3) Theoretical and practi-cal
approaches to marriage and family. Attention is given to an in depth
look at family structure, family functions, culture, diversity and parenting.
Emphasizes on relationships between families, parent education in early
care and education settings.
EDCF U350. Development of the Young Child I (3) Analysis of develop-mental
domains of children ages between birth to three within an ecological
context and cultural perspective. Prerequisite: EDFO U333.
EDCF U352. Curriculum Methods and Standards I (4) Curriculum models
for children ages birth to three and clinical experiences integrated into the
course work in a childcare setting. Attention is given to age appropriate
activities and materials based on South Carolina Infant/Toddler Guidelines.
Prerequisite: EDCF U201.
EDCF U354. Exceptional Children and Early Intervention (3) Theoretical
and practical approaches to working with young children with disabilities
and/or developmental delays. Candidates are introduced to involving and
supporting parents and families whose child or children have developmental
delays or disabilities. Prerequisite: EDFO U341.
EDCF U356. Family Interaction and Communication (3) Theoretical and
practical approaches to interacting and communicating with parents and
families. Candidates are introduced to important aspects of communicat-ing
effectively and applying this ability with diverse families and cultures.
Prerequisite: EDCF 346
EDCF U449. Mental Health and Play Therapy (3) Theoretical and practical
strategies in understanding mental health in young children. Attention is
given to infant and children's mental health, play therapy and filial therapy
with children and parents. Prerequisite: EDEC U349.
EDCF U450. Development of the Young Child II (3) Analysis of devel-opmental
domains of children ages between four to six within an ecological
context and cultural perspective. Prerequisite: EDSC U333 and EDCF U350.
EDCF U452. Curriculum Methods and Standards II (4) Program for children
ages four to six. Attention is given to learning environment and evidence based
practices as well as South Carolina Good Start Grow Smart learning standards.
Clinical experience in a learning center is integrated. Prerequisite: EDCF U352.
EDCF U454. Guidance and assessment Methods (3) Formal and informal
assessment and screening strategies for children birth to six. Focus is given
on reflective and guided practice. Prerequisites: EDCF U350 and EDCF U352.
EDCF U455. Legal and Ethical Issues in Early Care and Education (3)
Ethical and legal issues as they relate to early care and education. Attention
is given to the code of ethics, safety and prevention, privacy and confiden-tiality,
and handling conflict. Prerequisite: EDCF U454 and senior standing.
EDCF U456. Working with Parents in Diverse Settings (3) Theoretical
and practical strategies that support and assess parental involvement within
diverse settings. Focus includes on the needs of families with and without
children of disabilities and/or developmental delays. Prerequisites: EDCF