Our department offers a wide array of courses designed to provide insight into how the world works. Covering topics as diverse as natural resource management, urban poverty and international integration, our curriculum exposes students to the basic tools of economic analysis and develops their critical reasoning and expository skills.
Majors in economics must enroll in seven core courses that are organized in three, two-semester blocks: introductory macro and microeconomics; a quantitative sequence in statistics and regression analysis; and an intermediate theory sequence, which includes macro and microeconomic theory and one designated course in emperial research methods. In addition, majors must take at least four electives, two of which must be at the senior-seminar level.
As one of the core social science disciplines, our department also serves students from across several popular inter-disciplinary programs, including International Politics and Economics, Environmental Studies, and International Studies.