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Economics

Academics

Minor

Minor requirements

Economics minor worksheet

The following minor concentrations are offered in economics: the United States Economy, the International Economy and Economic Theory.

The United States Economy

The minor concentration in the United States economy provides students with a focus on the institutions, issues and policies of the U.S. economy. The introductory economics courses give an overview of economic analysis and its application to the U.S. economy. The upper-level courses in the minor develop in greater depth the study of specific areas of the U.S. economy.

Five of the following courses (or their equivalents), including ECON 101 and ECON 102 or ECON 112 and at least one 300-level course, are required:
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 102 or ECON 112 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 222 Economics of Race and Racism
ECON 241 Women in United States Economy
ECON 242 Economics of Education
ECON 252 Urban Economics
ECON 255 Corporate Finance
ECON 262 Health Economics
ECON 303 Public Finance
ECON 309 Labor Economics and Industrial Relations
ECON 361 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
ECON 398 Experimental Courses Banking and Monetary Theory

The International Economy

The minor concentration in the international economy provides students with a focus on international economic issues. The introductory economics courses give students a general perspective from which they can begin to analyze economic problems, while the remaining courses take up specific concerns. These range from problems faced by developing countries in their struggle for development to the international trade and balance of payments concerns of industrialized capitalist countries to the transitions of the formerly centrally planned economies.

Five of the following courses (or their equivalents), including ECON 101 and ECON 102 or ECON 112 and at least one 300-level course, are required:
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 102 or ECON 112 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 232 or ECON 332 Economic Development
ECON 233 Sweatshops in the World Economy
ECON 305 International Finance
ECON 306 International Trade

Economic Theory

The minor in economic theory provides students with a study of the analytical methods used by economists. The introductory courses give a basic development of the methodologies which economists use to address the subject matter of their discipline. Their introduction is pursued in greater depth through the intermediate analysis courses, Foundations of Political Economy and Mathematical Economics. The History of Economic Thought examines the historical development of contemporary economic theory.

Five of the following courses (or their equivalents), including ECON 101 and ECON 102 or ECON 112 and at least one 300-level course, are required:
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 102 or ECON 112 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 201 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 202 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 288 Foundations of Political Economy
ECON 311 History of Economic Thought

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