The general sequence of courses in Economics is as follows: theory, then application; theory, then application. Students first take ECN 111 followed by an applied course from ECN 205-250; then students take the intermediate theory and econometrics courses ECN 280, 282. and 286 followed by at least one advanced analysis class (ECN 300-349) and then two applied senior seminars (ECN 350-399). Students need to be sure to take the required prerequisites, including math courses, as needed (see below).
The Department of Computer Science collaborates with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to send each incoming student a letter, "Tentative Placement in Mathematics and Computer Science". Students will typically start in CSC 151, which requires no prior experience. Even though CSC 151 requires no prior experience, and the majority of students who take CSC 151 have no prior experience, we also recommend CSC 151 for students with prior background in computer science or experience in computer programming, because the material will be new to most students.
All entering students who have previously studied Ancient Greek or Latin will receive placement recommendations from the department. Any student wishing to enroll in 300-level Latin must take a Placement Test during New Student Orientation (it is not administered at any other time). Placements are our best guess, known to be fallible, subject to discussion, explanation, negotiation.
The Biology, Chemistry and Biological Chemistry majors are designed so that a student does not need to choose among them until registration for the fourth semester. Consult the previous sections on Biology and Biological Chemistry for more information. Students with AP/IB credit who plan to take organic chemistry (CHM221) in the second year must take CHM 210 their first year.
The Biology, Chemistry, and Biological Chemistry majors are designed so that a student does not need to choose among them until registration for the fourth semester. Entering students who are deciding among these three majors should take BIO 150 and CHM 129 (General Chemistry) during the first year-one course in the fall and one course in the spring.
Got Grit? Take a break from studying and learn how grit can help you succeed in stressful times. Join panelists from the faculty, writing lab, student affairs, athletics, CLS, SHACS, and wellness in discussing what it means to have grit and how you can persevere in tough times.
Tuesday, March 11th
Main Hall Lounge
Although Grinnell College is noted for its open curriculum — consistent with our philosophy of self-governance — the College is not without a significant number of policies related to a student's academic life.