Program Requirements and Courses

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 12200MATH 14400 or MATH 14500, or MATH 21600 or MATH 31600. (F,Y)

Notes for Current Students and Advisors

We encourage current students to work with their advisers while using this supplemental course listing as a resource to schedule classes.

Be sure to check the appropriate Catalog to review your major requirements. Your catalog year depends on the year in which you declared your major. For example, if you joined the IC community in Fall 2015 but declared your major in spring 2017, you would follow the 2016–2017 Catalog requirements, not the 2015–2016 Catalog requirements.

The Office of Academic Advising is an additional resource for students and advisers.