Selecting Courses

Areas of Studies within Economics: The applied areas offered in the department cover a wide range of subjects, including comparative economic systems, economic development, economic history, corporate governance, corporate finance,  environmental economics, game theory, health economics, history of economic thought, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, money and banking, and public finance

Introductory Courses (100 level): Students typically begin their study of economics with Introduction to Economics (110). Students should consult the department chair before selecting courses if they received a 4 or 5 on one or both of the advanced placement exams in economics, took "A-levels," or took the International Baccalaureate in economics.

Core Courses (200 level): The department offers core courses at the 200 level that examine intensively the theoretical tools used in professional economic research. Students can choose from a wide array of courses that apply economic theory to particular areas, drawing and building on the concepts and analytical tools developed in the introductory course.

Seminars (300 level): Most 300-level courses are applied courses as well, but the level of analytical sophistication is higher, and students are expected to write substantial analytical research papers.