College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

Advising Check Sheet Majors

2013/2014 Advising Check sheet for Economics Majors

Introductory Sequence & Mathematics

EC 11 _____________________

EC 12 _____________________

MATH 19 __________________


Intermediate Courses

A. Field courses

Three are required. Prerequisites: EC 11,12.
These are courses numbered 20-160, 194-196. Two must be 110 or higher.

EC 0 or 1 _______, _______

EC 1 _______, ___________

EC 1 _______, ___________

B. Methods and Theory Courses.

All three required. Prerequisites: EC 11, 12 and MATH 19. STAT 141 may not substitute for EC 170, except by special permission from the department chair.

EC 170 (Methods) _______________

EC 171 (Macro) _________________

EC 172 (Micro) _________________


Three required at 200 or above. Prerequisites: EC 170 and either 171, 172 or both. Consult the Schedule of Courses or Economics Course Brochure for details, including prerequisites for specific courses. No more than three credits among HON 218, HON 219, 291, 292, 297, 298 count toward the major.

EC 2 _________, ____________

EC 2 _________, ____________

EC 2 _________, ____________

Honors theses

Students wanting to write honors theses for College Honors in their senior year should take the relevant preparatory courses by the end of their junior year. For many, this will mean taking Econometrics EC 200 in the Fall semester of their junior year. But they should also take other relevant courses as well (trade, labor, etc., depending on area of interest). Students who will not do an empirical thesis should take other advanced courses by the end of their junior year as well. They should be advised to have a topic, advisor and plan of action by the end of their junior year and work on the proposal over the following summer.

Department honors

Students wanting to apply for Economics Department Honors do so in the Spring Semester of their senior year. To apply, submit what they feel is their best research paper in Economics, with a cover essay of four to ten pages explaining the applicants intellectual development as an economist, and describe how the paper promoted their understanding of economics.

It is advised for students to start 200-level coursework early.

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