Not an Economics Major?

Much of modern life revolves around economic activity. Many of the decisions you make, or the government makes, or your employer makes are based in economics. If you want to be a more active participant in making those decisions, you should have a basic understanding of economics.

We offer several courses that will give you a taste of economic thinking while satisfying curriculum requirements:

  • ECON 150 (First-Year Seminar) will count towards the COLL 150 requirement. Check the Dynamic Schedule to see which topics are coming up.
  • ECON 322 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics) will fulfill a COLL 200 requirement based in the CSI domain. ECON 101 is the prerequisite.
  • ECON 342 (Global Economic History) will fulfill a COLL 200 requirement based in the CSI domain. ECON 101 and 102 are prerequisites.
  • Several courses will count towards the CSI domain requirement:
    • ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics (a prerequisite for most other ECON courses)
    • ECON 102: Principles of Macroeconomics (a prerequisite for most other ECON courses)
    • ECON 303: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON 304: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

We also offer courses for students majoring in programs outside of Economics. Majors in International Relations, Public Policy, and Environmental Science and Policy all have economics course requirements. Government majors and Sociology majors may also find economic courses particularly useful.