Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident.
Casey McIntyre, managing director at Cambridge Associates LLC, visits campus for interviews and information session March 4-5.
Welcome to the Economics major. On this page, students can find information on the requirements of the major, a description and schedule of current and upcoming Economics courses offerings, and frequently asked questions about the major.
Major Description and Requirements
To complete a major of Economics, a student must complete a minimum of 8 four-credit economic courses. Required are:
China — from impoverished state to the world’s second largest economy, first-year students study the economic superpower’s place in the global economy.
School Year: 2012-2013
Student majors within the program elect a Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) every year that assists in the faculty hiring and review process and in planning extracurricular activities, such as visiting lecturers and student colloquia.
2012-13 SEPC members for the Education Department are:
- Lilianna Bagnoli '15
- Catrina Gardner '15
- Telayna Gordon '15
- Andrew Klinkenborg '13
- Pavlo Nikolaidis '14
- Dana Utroske '13
Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
Economics is the study of how society uses its scarce resources. The goal of the department is to promote an understanding of economic aspects of society and to develop each student's ability to reason about economic issues - that is, to provide a basis for intelligent, responsible participation in modern society. The major is comprised of eight, four credit Economics classes with accompanying course work in History and Mathematics. View more information about the major.