Program requirements for existing majors
We are excited about our newly revised Economics BA major! Click here for a brief intro with discussion about optional elective tracks and complementary minors or double majors.
You can find all courses and program requirements by going to the Economics section of the Undergraduate Catalog, for those of you that declared the BA in Economics in Fall 2020 or after. If you have entered under a previous catalog or have an Applied Econ BS or Math Econ BA, please go here to previous catalog years to find the requirements for those programs.
Please note: We are no longer accepting new students into the B.S. Applied Economics or B.A. Math-Economics.
Spring 2021 Hot Topics
To get specific information about the next semester's course offerings please see the current Undergraduate Catalog in combination with what is available on HomerConnect. Additional information about individual courses may be obtained from the instructor of a particular course. Below are the Hot Topics courses offered in the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters.
ECON 28800-01, Selected Topics: US Capitalism - Recessions and Recoveries
This course explores the nature and causes of recessions and revivals in the U.S. economy. The focus is on capitalism as an engine or impediment to economic progress. The theory and history of business cycles are reviewed before students explore the nature and causes specific U.S. episodes of recession and revival. The goal of the course is to compile papers students write for the course into a monograph on U.S. business cycles.
ECON 27000-01 Women and Economics
Introduction to economic issues related to women's roles in household, domestic, and global economies. Topics include sex segretation on the job, the low wages of women, discrimination, the economics and policies of family care, and the industrialization of housework and child care. The class will cover case studies from the U.S., Europe, as well as developing countries.
ECON 20400-01 Health Economics
Introduces students to the health care delivery and financing system in the United States. Uses economic analysis to study current health policy debates including insurance, health care reform in the United States, Medicare, Medicaid, physican payment arrangements and resulting incentives, global comparative health systems, and quality of care. Cross-listed with HLTH 20400; students cannot receive credit for both ECON 20400 aqnd HLTH 20400.
Fall 2021 Hot Topics
ECON 11500 Current Economic Debates (LA)
The study of economic issues tied to selected topics such as labor relations, unemployment, health care, poverty, discrimination and inequality, globalization and climate change. These will be analyzed from a lens of equity, inclusion, and economic justice. (F,S)
ECON 31200 Economic Development (LA)
Examination of economic change in developing countries. An evaluation of the goals of current development policy at national and international levels. Alternative models of the development process are analyzed and evaluated on the basis of how well the models actually performed in developing countries. Discussion of the feasibility of policy options, given global and internal social and political conditions. Different regions of the world are emphasized based on class interest. Prerequisites: Any 20000-level ECON course. (IRR)
ECON 33300 Econometrics I (LA)
Statistical methods, simple and multiple regression analysis, and forecasting techniques applied to economic analysis. Exposure to statistical and econometric packages. Prerequisites: ECON 12100;ECON 12200; MATH 14400 or MATH 14500, or MATH 21600 or MATH 31600. (F,Y)