The minor in economics introduces students to fundamental concepts in economics such as market demand and supply, how firms compete with each other, household choice and behavior under scarcity constraints, government fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, unemployment, and growth and instability. Economics elective courses explore further topics such as international trade, development economics, food supply chain policy, the environmental costs of growth, the economic aspects of natural resources, poverty, healthcare markets, labor market discrimination, trade unions, crime, and government regulation, among others. Students are also exposed to historical perspectives and to international and comparative perspectives on these topics.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any prerequisites, corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
|Take one of the following two-course sequences:||8|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
and Macroeconomic Theory
|Principles of Microeconomics|
and Microeconomic Theory
|Complete three courses from the following ranges, with no more than one in the ECON 1200 to ECON 1999 range:||12|
ECON 1200 to ECON 1999
ECON 3000 to ECON 4689
ECON 4900 to ECON 4999
ECON 5200 to ECON 5999
Minimum of 2.000 GPA required in the minor